The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) wants parliament to reject President William Ruto's latest proposal to amend the constitution.
President Ruto will write to the President of the Senate and the National Assembly on 9 December 2022 to lead the process of amending the Constitution to allow the provinces to create the offices of the Official Leader of the Opposition as I have requested. Speaking in Nairobi on Thursday, LSK president Eric Theuri said the proposed constitutional amendments were unconstitutional, adding that President Ruto was trying to avoid the Supreme Court ruling on his BBI case. . A call to amend the constitution.
"The proposed changes are unconstitutional. These changes, initiated by the President, are contrary to the decision in the BBI case and should not see the light of day in Congress.
"The court has set a very clear precedent that Congress should not consider these proposed changes." He stressed that the amendment would change the basic structure of the constitution to include positions that he said contradicted the presidential system adopted by the administration. Instead of pushing for constitutional reform, Theuri wants the executive to focus on solving the problems currently affecting Kenyans across the country.
"It is no secret that most of us have been affected by the drought. Most of our youth are unemployed and the security situation in this country is deteriorating,” he said. "I would call on the president to prioritize issues affecting the executive branch over proposed constitutional amendments."
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