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Fourth attempt to pass Gender bill flops as MPs walk out



The motion seeking to pass the two-thirds gender bill has flopped for the fourth time due to quorum hitch.

Speaker Justin Muturi announced that the motion had been lost and thus would not pose any question as to whether voting would proceed.

Only 174 MPs were present out of the 233 that are needed to participate in the voting.

At least two-thirds majority or 233 of the 349 MPs must be present in the House before the vote is taken.

“As per my direction, if the MPs present are less than 233 then voting shall not proceed. We have all seen we have 174 members are present. I cannot put the question because it would be an exercise in futility. The motion is thus lost,” Muturi declared.

The bill was last year deferred to this year following another quorum hitch in the August House.

Majority leader Aden Duale called for the deferment after the House failed to get the members required to vote in support of the bill.

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