|CORD - Coalition For Reforms and Democracy|
Nairobi, Kenya: CORD has withdrawn its members from all parliamentary committees until it gets chairmanship and majority members in key watchdog committees.
CORD wants to head and have majority members in the Public Investment Committee ( PIC) and Public Accounts Committee ( PAC).
Accusations were traded on Monday over claims that MPs allied to CORD had plotted an amendment of Standing Orders last January.
This led to a rift between Jubilee and CORD over membership of the two watchdog committees.
The repealed Standing Orders provided that the opposition parties shall have majority of one in membership of PIC AND PAC.
The new rules provides that membership of committees is based on party strength in the House meaning that Jubilee Coalition controls all committees.