Presidency is not your birthright, Duale tells Mt Kenya leaders


National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has told Mt Kenya leaders to let other communities lead, saying the presidency is not their birthright.
Duale has insisted that the country must abolish the presidential system, arguing that it has marginalised small communities for decades.
The Garissa Town MP was responding to remarks by the Central region leaders that they will only back BBI if it proposes a presidential system of government.
He differed saying it is only the parliamentary system that will address tribalism in the country.
“To address tribalism and ethnic violence and promote inclusively in Kenya so that we can share the economic resources equally we must adopt a pure parliamentary system,” he said.
Duale said the time has come for Mt Kenya leaders to pave way for other communities having produced three of Kenya’s four presidents.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, his father Jomo Kenyatta and Mwai Kibaki all from Mt Kenya would have served a cumulative 36 years when Uhuru finishes his term in 2022.
Last week, a host of Mt Kenya leaders vowed to oppose the parliamentary system of government, insisting that it will marginalise the region.


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