Fresh details have emerged about the Members of Parliament plan to add more powers to the Attorney General beginning talks on the introduction of Prime Ministers and Deputy Prime Minister post ahead of the year 2022.
According to the Homabay Member of Parliament Hon Peter Kaluma has informed that already there is a bill in Parliament to have the Attorney General added more powers and his role elevated to serve as a special Cabinet Secretary.
MP Kaluma has said that the Principal Legal Advisor will be expected to conduct duties performed by any other CS and that he will be under the control of the Head of State.
The Homabay MP has however stated that the move is not a plan to expand the executive and that the number of Cabinet Secretaries will continue remaining at 22.
"It is being proposed in the Bill that we were discussing today that the Attorney General can be assigned by the President the roles and functions of a Cabinet Secretary so that in addition to just being the Principal Legal advisor of the government. The President thinks that is necessary," the Homabay MP has said.
"The number of Cabinet Secretaries will continue remaining at 22 and assigning the Attorney General the role of a CS does not make him part of the Cabinet," Kaluma added.
MP Kaluma has disclosed that tomorrow[Wednesday] as a section of the Members of Parliament serving in the Constitution Implementation Oversight Committee, will also be reconsidered if there is a need to have the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister's post ahead of 2022.
"MPs will tomorrow consider if there is need to have a Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister's post," MP Kaluma has revealed in an interview with KTN news.
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