Building bridges team prepares to finalize inquiries

Will Kenyans have a referendum in 2019?

Building Bridges taskforce with President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga

The Building Bridges Initiative team stated that it was almost done seeking proposals from members of the public.

According to reports, the Building Bridges Initiative team said that it was in its final stretch in achieving its mandate before the expiry of its term in May 2019.

The team is expected to submit its findings to President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in four months’ time.

Importance of Building Bridges Initiative team

Experts have predicted that the recommendations from the team are likely to inform on the decision to either have a referendum on not.

Various leaders and politicians have since proposed different amendments to the constitution before the team.

Some recommendations touched on the presidency and representation of the people, a debate that continues to ignite the possibility of a referendum.

Leaders recommendations

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria advocated for the creation of a hybrid system of government that roots for the position of a Prime Minister.

Tiaty MP Kassait Kamket suggested for a single seven-year ceremonial presidency and introduction of an Executive Prime Minister’s post when he appeared before the team.

Kamket proposed to have the position of the Deputy President scrapped with the Prime Minister assuming the role of Leader of Government Business in Parliament.

Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot with his ‘Punguza Mzigo initiative’ added his voice to the matter proposing to have the number of elected legislators reduced citing its high-cost implication.

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