After the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) annulment, Kenyans are now left to witness a new thrust to amend the Constitution within the Parliament. Also, progressive proposals are bubbling up, ready to bestow onto the President all-embracing powers to hire and fire the deputy president.
With the push to amend the constitution gaining momentum day in day out, now the Constitutional Implementation Oversight Committee has informed Speaker Justin Muturi of its intent to introduce the bill. It is reported that the Bill will also give the president the right to elect two deputies.
Jeremiah Kioni, the close President Kenyatta ally, also proposes the establishment of the position of prime minister and two deputies, this clearly indicates the similarities it has to the BBI report that was recently annulled by Court of Appeal judges.
Lawmaker Kioni affirms that Kenyans can still have an extra ballot to vote for the provision of the two deputies and a prime minister in the 2022 elections. Kioni mentions that this move will not benefit Raila but will be beneficial to Kenyans therefore they should vote it through if they find it appropriate.
Kioni confirms that the letter also speaks of how the committee endeavour to introduce a bill that would create 70 more constituencies.
This comes at a time when the temperatures are high with Uhuru and Ruto openly squabbling.
The attempt to introduce BBI-like amendments in the House has elicited mixed reactions, with the anti-handshake team telling the bid off. This new move will allow the anti-BBI force to battle the bill in the best possible way.
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