Significant Political Events of the week

January 20, 2023 - 5 Minutes Read - By Mercy Kamau

On 18th January,

  • In a gazette notice on Wednesday, Senate Speaker Amason Kingi recalled Senators for a special sitting on Thursday saying the lawmakers will consider the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2022.
  • President William Ruto called on the East Africa Community (EAC) member states to cooperate to eliminate trade barriers.
  • Kenya’s East African Legislative Assembly members are pushing for huge perks including high-end cars, mortgages and offices in Nairobi.


On 19th January,


  • William Kipsang was sworn in as the newly elected Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator after the seat fell vacant following the appointment of Kipchumba Murkomen as Transport CS in October 2022.
  • Leaders from the South Rift region differed over the location of a proposed referral hospital promised by President William Ruto.
  • Former Roots party running mate Justina Wamae accused leaders of having their focus elsewhere instead of working to solve problems and issues affecting Kenyans who elected them.
  • The Azimio brigade has yet again vowed to “unearth” what it terms as the filth that befell the August 9 polls which William Ruto won. The leadership said their dossier will build on the ‘evidence’ released by IEBC whistleblowers.
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