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Uhuru receives proposed election law

President Uhuru Kenyatta signs bills into law at State House in Nairobi on December 23, 2016. PHOTO | PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta signs bills into law at State House in Nairobi on December 23, 2016. PHOTO | PSCU 

President Uhuru Kenyatta today received the controversial election amendment Bill from Parliament and has 14 days to sign it into law.

“Parliament has now done its duty and passed the legislation. I can confirm that I have received it now. It is my duty to consider it, and then sign it,” Mr Kenyatta said at a meeting with persons living with disability today.

National Assembly and Senate majority leaders, Aden Duale and Kipchumba Murkomen, who were present at the meeting, said the contentious Bill was in the interest of the people.

“As the CEO of the Republic of Kenya, he has to consider what the Bill says and the general interest of the Kenyan people. As Parliament we have done our job; and as Jubilee we want him to append his signature without delay. The ball is now in the President’s court,” said Mr Duale.

Earlier today, the President signed into law a supplementary budget Bill that that allocates Sh12 billion for the October 26 repeat presidential poll.

It also allocates Sh25 billion for free secondary education that kicks off in January, as well as Sh6.7 billion for the maize subsidy programme.

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