National Super Alliance (NASA) allied MPs have been boycotting Parliamentary sittings since the official opeing of President Uhuru on Tuesday.
Only Jubilee affiliated MPs attended Thursday sittings in both National Assembly and Senate to make their maiden speeches and debate President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech delivered on Tuesday during the opening of Parliament.
A majority of opposition legislators only showed up to sign up then leave, in what could be viewed as a move to ensure they do not lose their salaries.
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Chairman John Mbadi said the opposition will continue to give the sitting a wide berth.
“I will just come to sign and do my own things until everything is sorted out,” Mbadi said.
On Wednesday, Nasa co-principal and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula said their MPs will skip House sittings and will not take part in any Parliamentary committees claiming the opening of the 12th Parliament by President Kenyatta was unprocedural.
“Our MPs will not be part of committees because the House is not constitutionally constituted,” said Wetang’ula.
National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi warned that they will not allow Nasa to hold Parliament at ransom.
“This House cannot be held hostage by parties or individuals who are not ready to participate in the affairs of this House and therefore nothing stops us from continuing with business. Delay defeats equity,” Speaker Muturi said.