President Kibaki on Monday passed into law 30 bills representing the largest number of laws to have been assented to in a single day since independence.
The President whose legacy is credited with skewed infrastructure development, a rigged election, extra judicial killings and stagflationÂ passed into law a bill giving himself a hefty retirement send off package but rejected that which was to accord his co principal Prime Minister Raila Odinga, his vice president, MPs and other state officers almost similar comfort in retirement.
The rejected bill that is worth of praise was that seeking to give MPs heft send off, state funeral and diplomatic passports; many Kenyans had expressed disgust to the provisions of the bill prompting street protests by civil society groups on Monday.
The Kibaki also approved bills crucial in the transition to devolved government. They are the Transition County Allocation of Revenue Bill 2012, the Transition County Appropriation Bill 2013, the County Governments Public Finance Management Transition Bill 2013, the National Government Co-ordination Bill 2012 and the Constituencies Development Bill 2012.