Dr Alfred Mutua with BBI taskforce chairman Yusuf Hajji. PHOTO | CAPITAL
Dr Alfred Mutua with BBI taskforce chairman Yusuf Hajji. PHOTO | CAPITAL

Machakos county boss Dr Alfred Mutua is recommending that the President, Prime Ministers and their deputies be elected jointly to avoid post-election arrangements.

He said he is opposed to a recommendation in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) that Kenyans continue to elect a President who will remain the Head of State and Government, who will then appoint a Prime Minister from the largest party or coalition in Parliament to be the Leader of Government Business in the National Assembly.

While presenting his party’s recommendations to the BBI Steering Committee led by Senator Yusuf Haji, the Machakos Governor said “The President, Prime Minister, two deputies and the deputy president. We request that when they are all elected, they are elected as a team so that people know, people want to know, are we included? These agreements made later on becomes a problem, it is all about serving people. "

" Persons running for executive positions should also be allowed to run for legislative posts as was in the previous Constitution, " he added.

“There is a growing trend of economic blocs which is important and there is need to constitutionalise these regions to attract foreign investments and galvanize resources of a larger area,” he said.

Lets 47 Counties remain but increase the county fund allocation. The Senate, Nominated MPs and nominated MCAs positions should be removed as part of measures to reduce legislative positions," he added.

“ Kenyans feel overburdened by representation, we need to abolish the Senate and reserve constituencies for women in each county on a rotational basis,” Mutua said.

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