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Omtatah reacts to MP Ruku’s promise to withdraw anti-demos bill

MP Ruku announced the decision to withdraw the Assembly and Demonstration Bill, 2024 (National Assembly Bills No. 28 of 2024) on Thursday, June 27, 2024, citing public opposition.

Ruku said that he had listened to the concerns of Kenyans, who expressed disinterest in having protests regulated by new legislation.

“I have heard the voice of Kenyans and therefore decided to withdraw the Assembly and Demonstration Bill, 2024. I will officially be writing to the Speaker of the National Assembly,” Ruku wrote on his X account on Thursday.

The proposed bill aimed to tighten regulations on public demonstrations across Kenya.

According to Ruku, the legislation was intended to enhance the safety and security of protestors, non-protestors, and businesses, aligning with Article 37 of the Constitution.

“The Bill was founded on the need to give effect to article 37 of the Constitution and to enhance the safety and security of the protestors, non-protestors and businesses. However, I have agreed with the will of Kenyans that the bill be withdrawn. #MaandamanoBill,” he stated.

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