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Return of Reggae? Uhuru, Raila men go Parliament route in effecting BBI

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga’s men have hatched a plot to have some 52 clauses in the BBI passed in Parliament before it term ends.

Bill No. 40 of 2020, sponsored by the Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni-led Constitutional Implementation Oversight Committee (CIOC ) is ready and presently set for public participation, where Kenyans will be asked to give their views.

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Thereafter, Parliament is expected to pass the legislation, which among other things will see the President appoint members of his cabinet from the National Assembly.

The Bill also seeks to expand the Executive by proposing the creation of a prime minister position and two deputies, the office of the official opposition leader, and a hybrid Cabinet drawn from the National Assembly and its technocrats.

Speaking last month in Kilifi, ODM leader Raila Odinga said his team had a ‘Plan B’ should the higher courts reject BBI constitutional change push, and that their joint push with President Uhuru Kenyatta for constitutional reform was unstoppable.

Read: BBI was a great idea for Mt Kenya, Moses Kuria

“Should the courts dismiss the BBI appeal, we have an alternative route to effecting the constitutional reforms. BBI remains unstoppable, no matter what happens,” Odinga said during the burial ceremony of Devolution Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Gideon Mung’aro’s uncle on July 20th in Malindi.

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