BBI proposes PM post, seeks to reduce representation


The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) taskforce is rooting for the creation of the premier post and a number of constitutional changes in its draft report.
Other than the creation of the Prime Minister position, alongside that of his deputy, the draft also proposes the return to the parliamentary governance system and the introduction of a single-term seven-year presidency, alongside election of regional Prime Ministers.
The report, also proposes the reduction of the number of senators to 29 and MPs to 180, to cut down on the current over representation.
Also contained in the draft report is the introduction of 14 regional governments, according to the People Daily, with the report now awaiting to be handed over to Uhuru.
BBI joint Secretary Paul Mwangi indicated that they had finally completed the job but could not disclose what is in the draft to the media.
“The report is ready but we’re bound by the oath from discussing it. Let’s wait for the President to make it public,” he said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta recently vowed to ensure the BBI initiative becomes a reality, saying it will unite Kenyans.
“BBI’s aim is not to create for President Uhuru any post, but to ensure that Kenyans do not fight against each other during elections,” said the President.
Politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto have, however, vowed to shoot down any attempt to amend the Constitution.


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