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DP Ruto calls for drastic changes in government during London speech

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DP Ruto proposes drastic changes in government during Chatham House speech

Deputy President William Ruto on Friday proposed drastic government changes as he appeared to throw his weight behind the campaign to have a referendum to change certain sections of the existing constitution.

While making a public lecture at Chatham House, Ruto proposed a parliamentary system of government that would have an executive President, a prime minister, and an official leader of opposition.

He proposed that the President should be elected directly by voters while the Prime Minister position would be given to the person with majority in Parliament.

The Presidential candidate who would garner the second-highest number of votes would serve as the Official Opposition Leader to check on the government.

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The DP said he would push for the same model to be adopted in the developed counties where the counties would have leaders of official opposition.

He said that the changes would help end the winner-takes-it-all model of government that has been criticized as excluding certain communities.

In the Senate, Ruto called for a clear law that would make it the upper house and give it extra roles to distinguish it from the National Assembly.

The deputy president further proposed that Cabinet Secretaries should attend parliamentary sessions to improve the sync between the Executive and Parliament. 

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