BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH DEC,2021-There were chaos in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon, as MPs engaged in a fist fight during debate on the controversial Political Parties (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
The lawmakers were voting on amendment to clause Six by Kandara MP Alice Wahome.
Clause Six which is at the Center of the Bill seeks to among others provide for procedure followed for the registration of a coalition political party.
The Bill is seen as part of the strategy to turn Azimio La Umoja, Opposition Chief Raila Odinga’s 2022 machine into a coalition party.
The lawmakers resorted to physical confrontation disrupting the voting.
Others could be seen throwing water bottles in disapproval of the ongoing process.
House business was paralysed for almost five minutes before order was restored.
Sigowet-Soin MP Kipsengeret Koros suffered a cut in the face during the melee.
“We cannot accept to be injured in a House of Parliament. This can’t happen Mr. Speaker,” said a visibly injured Koros.
Session chair, Luanda MP Chris Omulele suspended the sitting for 15 minutes following the chaos which paralysed the afternoon sitting.