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Why Presidents Kenyatta Executive Order Might be the last Nail on Tangatanga's Coffin

President Kenyatta at State House Nairobi.

President Kenyatta issued an executive order No. 1 of 2020 yesterday evening. The order n ow overrides his executive order No 1 of 2018 and takes effect immediately. In the executive order the president abolished the presidency and the office of the deputy president placed under the president and will have no powers to employ or sack its employees.

The President and His Deputy William Ruto.

The office of the deputy president will be answerable Joseph Kinywa according to Lawyer Donald B. Korir and the budget allocation for the deputy presidents office will be controlled by the statehouse.

Vocal lawyer Ahmednassir Abdudallhi, however says that the way the order was being interpreted by the public was wrong. He argued that no where in the constitution is it stated that the office of the president and the deputy president can act as one.

Dismissing the executive order exiled kenyan-canadian lawyer Miguna Miguna wrote on his tweeter account,"EXECUTIVE ORDERS do not have the power of law unless they are issued in strict compliance with the Constitution. A purported executive order that is issued in violation of the Constitution is NULL and VOID. Kenyans must ignore Despot Uhuru Kenyatta's illegal orders. #uhurumustgo"

Miguna Migunas tweet

Senator Mutula Junior a lawyer by profession however argued that what the president did is within the confines of laws. He said that the president was only declaring that he is the boss and the rest falls under him.

The presidents action are based on the powers bestowed to him by the constitution of Kenya Article 132 (3) (b).If this moves is interpreted with the public view it is obvious that the Deputy President is now rendered almost absolutely powerless something that will serve a blow to his 2022 presidential ambitions.

In the same executive order the Nairobi Metropolitan Service was brought under the Executive Office of The President, indicating Uhuru's resolve to ensure the city runs smoothly. This totally takes the control of the city from Governor Mike sonko a perceived supporter of the deputy president and the Tangatanga political group.

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