Kibaki assents to amended Miscellaneous Bill

President Mwai Kibaki Friday, assented to amongst other laws, the Statute (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2012 after Parliament deleted the contentious clauses.

The President had rejected the Bill passed by the National Assembly last month citing matters pending before the courts.

The Head of State signed the Bill into law after Parliament effectively deleted Sub-section 1(a) to Section 51 of the Political Parties Act, No. 11 of 2011 which sought to legitimize what has popularly come to be known as Party Hopping.

Parliament also deleted Sub-sections (2) and (3) of Section 22 of the Election Act, No.24 2011 which raised the minimum qualification to hold political office to the level of university education.

The Act also contains a raft of other significant developments, for instance;

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