Last Updated: August 21, 2014 16:55

Politics

Domestic violence Bill ignites battle of the sexes in House

Male MPs Wednesday abandoned their women colleagues in the august House during debate on a Bill to protect the victims of domestic violence. The male MPs termed the Protection Against Domestic Violence Bill as a threat to the family unit.

Raila intervenes to calm ODM storm over Namwamba

Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga stepped in to calm the raging flames of renewed factional rivalries in his party sparked by utterances attributed to Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba.

Senators slam National Assembly over equalisation fund law

Four senators have criticised members of the National Assembly for proposing to amend the Constitution to place the Equalisation Fund under their control.

Child custody Bill splits lawmakers

Female MPs have accused their male colleagues of plotting to have men split child maintenance costs with their former partners through a Bill that seeks to impose responsibility on both parents.

Governors now agree to honour Senate summons

Governors have softened their hard-line stance to defy Senate summons and indicated they would appear before the House watchdog committee to respond to financial queries raised in the Auditor General's report.

MPs push for more allowances

MPs are now calling for the revision of their sitting allowances. At a 'Kamukunji' yesterday, they also took issue with the Parliamentary Service Commission over late payment to staff.

MPs seek to control Sh3.4b kitty

The first Bill to amend Kenya's four-year-old Constitution to give MPs the power to manage Sh3.4 billion for marginalised counties was overwhelmingly approved yesterday.

Male MPs shock their women colleagues over Domestic Violence Bill

Male MPs on Wednesday abandoned their women colleagues in the august House during debate on a Bill to protect the victims of domestic violence.

Anglican Church against referendum calls by CORD and Governors

Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Eliud Wabukala has opposed the referendum call by the Coalition of Reforms and Democracy (CORD) and the governors saying that it is a waste of time and resources.

MP falls down applauding sanctions against Ngilu

An MP fell off his seat as he applauded his committee chairman over a ruling to censure a Cabinet Secretary.

Uhuru, Raila brace for battle ahead

Rivalry between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga took a steeper plunge Tuesday with reports that the Head of State had tasked a group of Jubilee leaders to get down to the grassroots and help crush the clamour for a referendum.

MPs tell Mutua to quit over Kiala impasse

Two Ukambani MPs have criticised Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua for stripping his deputy, Bernard Kiala, of his duties.

MPs push for more allowances

MPs are now calling for the revision of their sitting allowances. At a 'Kamukunji' on Wednesday, they also took issue with the Parliamentary Service Commission over late payment to staff.

Council of Governors appoints Barrack Muluka Spokesperson

Council of Governors has appointed Barrack Muluka as Spokesperson and Head of Communications at the Council with immediate effect.

ODM MPs oppose fresh party polls before 2017

Renewed calls for the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) to hold fresh elections after the February botched poll drew opposition from some members who claimed the exercise could further divide the party.

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