senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro has just made a ruling deferring debate by the whole house and referred the elections amendments bills to a standing house committee that will review the bill and also conduct public participation then bring it to the senate for consideration.

The senate Legal affairs committee is chaired by Senator Amos Wako

Speaker Ethuro also hinted at a possibility of reconvening next week to hear the committee findings.

Senator Wako welcomed the ruling of the speaker and promised urgent review by his committee and offered to deliver a report on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Senator Wetangula however requested the speaker to allow the Legal Affairs Committee to sit together with the ICT committee chaired by Nyeri Senator Mutahi Kagwe.This is a delaying tactic to have opposition postpone the scheduled January 4th mass action announced by CORD Coalition – Lawyer T Moturi told this writer.