Deputy president William Ruto. Photo courtesy.
According to 2010 kenyan constitution, the deputy president has more powers as compared to the previous vice presidents who were president appointees. In the past regime, the president had powers to hire and fire his second in Command at will or his own pleasure.
In this case, many vice presidents were appointed and dismissed at any given time. For instance, current Amani National Congress party leader Honerable Musalia Mudavadi only served as Vice president for the shortest time in history. He served not more than two months under then president Daniel Torotich Arap Moi. He was fired and someone else was appointed, and the list continued.
Deputy president William Ruto and president Kenyatta. Photo courtesy
Well, after the introduction of the new constitution. The president and his Deputy were to be elected as a conjoined twin. The president can't fire his Deputy no matter under what condition. This is one of the reasons why president Uhuru Kenyatta is unable to fire his Deputy, Ruto Despite all indication of a breakup in government. The only way Ruto can be fired is through impeachment in the national assembly. Something that is not easy at the moment.
The days of a powerful Deputy president might be coming to an end. According to the standard newspaper, There is a bill which is looking forward to neutralize power held by second in command through creating second Deputy president post.
According to legislators. This will help in solving the issue of poor representation in the government, and it will also reduced the tension for fight for the sake position in the country. There is currently Tension in the country concerning the region that should produce Deputy president.
Gatundu south Member of Parliament Honerable Moses Kuria. Photo courtesy
Yesterday, central region leaders issued a statement on the bare minimum that all aspirants seeking mount Kenya region support should accept before any negotiations. One of those requirements is non negotiable Deputy president post for the region. With the creation of a new post. It will ensure some balanced representation in the country. Well, let's wait and see how the bill will fare on in the Parliament.
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