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LSK Opposes Constitution Amendment Proposed by President Ruto on Creation of Opposition Office

Law Society of Kenya president Eric Theuri opposed Ruto's proposal of amending the constitution to create an office for the opposition. This is after Theuri observed that some changes made by the president needed a referendum. According to Building Bridges Initiative, ruling by supreme court, the changes can't be made because they were initiated by the president. Thus, Theuri stated that the amendments proposed by Ruto should not see the light of day in the National Assembly. Theuri continued saying that any law review must follow the constitutional process, so changes made by president Ruto were unconstitutional.

Theuri said that the proposed amendments will change the basic structure of the constitution to accommodate an office that is not in consonance with the presidential system of governance that Kenya adopted after the enactment of the two thousand and ten constitution. He therefore wants Ruto and his executive to focus on addressing issues that are currently affecting Kenyans across the country. Issues like drought out of huge population of our country, the many unemployed youths and increasing levels of insecurities in the country. He concluded by saying that there are many issues concerning executive than the proposed unconstitutional amendments.

Theuri says that president Ruto should focus on issues affecting the country, "does that mean that Ruto hasn't been focusing on them?" Something to think about.

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