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Mr. President.

#10
My point is, why make it sound like you found it would be wrong to sign it then do nothing to ensure it does not become law? Its the same as if you signed it, kuchezea watu karata
Anyway sorry for derailing your thread.... But the president did say that he opted not to sign it for the reasons that, many voices put it that he would have had an advantage over other players for the reason that he is the one passing the law before election. The law was good but the perception was the undoing.
 

gashwin

Village Chief
#13
how does it become law kama haja sign ?
Constitution of Kenya
Part 4. Procedures for enacting legislation
115. Presidential assent and referral
Parent Category: Chapter Eight - The Legislature

(1) Within fourteen days after receipt of a Bill, the President shall--

(a) assent to the Bill; or
(b) refer the Bill back to Parliament for reconsideration by Parliament, noting any reservations that the President has concerning the Bill.

(2) If the President refers a Bill back for reconsideration, Parliament may, following the appropriate procedures under this Part -

(a) amend the Bill in light of the President’s reservations;
or
(b) pass the Bill a second time without amendment.

(3) If Parliament amendeds the Bill fully accommodating the President’s reservations, the appropriate Speaker shall re-submit it to the President for assent.
(4) Parliament, after considering the President’s reservations, may pass the Bill a second time, without amendment, or with amendments that do not fully accommodate the President’s reservations, by a vote supported--

(a) by two-thirds of members of the National Assembly;
and
(b) two-thirds of the delegations in the Senate, if it is a Bill that requires the approval of the Senate.

(5) If Parliament has passed a Bill under clause (4)--

(a) the appropriate Speaker shall within seven days re-submit it to the President; and
(b) the President shall within seven days assent to the Bill.

(6) If the President does not assent to a Bill or refer it back within the period prescribed in clause (1), or assent to it under (5)(b), the Bill shall be taken to have been assented to on the expiry of that period.
 
#16
Elections zilifanyika a day before the amendments became law so they happened under the old laws.
Its not about the election,
Its about the fact that in the minds of many Kenyans who listened to him speak, the law was not assented to, because he felt it was not right to do it.. It kind of makes you feel like now we are operating under some crooked law because he didn't send it back to the two houses for any amendments
 

gashwin

Village Chief
#18
Its not about the election,
Its about the fact that in the minds of many Kenyans who listened to him speak, the law was not assented to, because he felt it was not right to do it.. It kind of makes you feel like now we are operating under some crooked law because he didn't send it back to the two houses for any amendments
...and you make it sound like the laws were bad...he was just avoiding the spin that he was amending the law in his favor unfairly.
 

gikuyu

Village Elder
#19
Constitution of Kenya
Part 4. Procedures for enacting legislation
115. Presidential assent and referral
Parent Category: Chapter Eight - The Legislature

(1) Within fourteen days after receipt of a Bill, the President shall--

(a) assent to the Bill; or
(b) refer the Bill back to Parliament for reconsideration by Parliament, noting any reservations that the President has concerning the Bill.

(2) If the President refers a Bill back for reconsideration, Parliament may, following the appropriate procedures under this Part -

(a) amend the Bill in light of the President’s reservations;
or
(b) pass the Bill a second time without amendment.

(3) If Parliament amendeds the Bill fully accommodating the President’s reservations, the appropriate Speaker shall re-submit it to the President for assent.
(4) Parliament, after considering the President’s reservations, may pass the Bill a second time, without amendment, or with amendments that do not fully accommodate the President’s reservations, by a vote supported--

(a) by two-thirds of members of the National Assembly;
and
(b) two-thirds of the delegations in the Senate, if it is a Bill that requires the approval of the Senate.

(5) If Parliament has passed a Bill under clause (4)--

(a) the appropriate Speaker shall within seven days re-submit it to the President; and
(b) the President shall within seven days assent to the Bill.

(6) If the President does not assent to a Bill or refer it back within the period prescribed in clause (1), or assent to it under (5)(b), the Bill shall be taken to have been assented to on the expiry of that period.
vile Gashui amesema hapo juu.
 

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