In a letter written to the two Speakers of Parliament on 9th December, President Ruto deemed to have instigate creation of Leader of opposition offices. The head of state has in many occasions embrace opposition say it would ensure accountability and institutionalize governance.
However, according today's Nation newspaper headlines the President plans seems to have run to headwinds. This after lawyers said the attempt is unconstitutional and have threaten to halt the process by going to court.
They have further noted that it had been stopped by the Court of last resort, high court and court of appeal.
The lawyers have further underscored that what the president suggested through the memorandum to the Parliament is against the Apex court verdict on the Building Bridges Initiative. The Supreme ruling had it that a head of state can not initiate Constitutional amendments.
"The amendment are being initiated by the President contrary to the decision in the BBI case and therefore they should not see the light of day in Parliament there being a clear precedence that has been set by the courts those amendments should not be entertained by Parliament,” Theuri, LSK president said.
Azimio la Umoja also have threaten to jeopardize the creation of leader of opposition office should it imply being masterminded to dictate terms on how to control the government.
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