After the 9th Aug. and the postponed general elections, the battle is now for the national assembly, on who commands the majority and the minority sides
According to the article 108 of the constitution, the national assembly shall be made by two sides, the majority and the minority sides, with the majority side led by a member from the largest party or coalition of parties, and the minority side led by a member from the second largest party or coalition of parties
As it stands now, Azimio la Umoja has a total of 167 members in the national assembly, and kenya kwanza has 158 members. This legally means Azimio la umoja coalition will be commanding the majority side, and Kenya kwanza the minority side
However, 15 members from the Azimio coalition crossed over to the Kenya kwanza coalition, which makes Kenya kwanza to politically command the majority side with 173 members, leaving Azimio with 152 members in the house.
According to the agreement in the Azimio coalition, a party which intends to exit the coalition, should give a 90 day notice to the chairman of the coalition, but some parties are saying there was no such an agreement
However, according to the agreement, the exit cannot be made 6 months before the election, or 3 months after the election. This means that Azimio la umoja coalition will be holding the majority side upto november 9th, when the 15 members will be fully belong to Kenya kwanza, and that is when Kenya kwanza will take the led
By David Amani