The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Key recommendations of the National Dialogue Committee submitted to Raila & Ruto

Raila & Ruto to have final say on cost of living as dialogue team releases report

National Dialogue Committee (NADCO) leaders Kalonzo Musyoka of the Azimio Coalition and Kimani Ichung'wah of the Kenya Kwanza Coalition

The National Dialogue Committee (NADCO) has finalized its report and submitted the same to President William Ruto and Azimio leader Raila Odinga.

The committee led by Kalonzo Musyoka of the Azimio Coalition and Kimani Ichung'wah of the Kenya Kwanza Coalition agreed on a number of issues contained in the report.

It however failed to agree on key issues touching on the reduction of cost of living

Among them was a reduction of VAT on fuel from 16% to 8% proposed by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party as a way of reducing the cost of living.

ADVERTISEMENT

The contentious issues have been referred to President William Ruto and Raila Odinga for further action.

While releasing the report, National Assembly's Majority Leader also noted that the committee failed to agree on the scrapping of the housing levy.

"However, the committee was unable to reach a consensus on a number of proposals on the matter of cost of living, including the reductions of VAT on fuel from 16% to 8% and scrapping the housing levy, the twin issues in the Finance Act 2023," reads a section of the report.

"We are proud to unveil the National Dialogue Committee’s Report, which has been electronically submitted to the principals representing the Kenya Kwanza and Azimio La Umoja Leadership," Ichung'wah added.

ADVERTISEMENT

Electoral Justice and Related Matters

Audit of the 2022 Electoral Process: NADCO has recommended the evaluation of the 2022 electoral process.

Restructuring and Reconstitution of IEBC: NADCO has recommended the establishment of an expanded selection panel from the current 7-member to a 9-member selection panel.

Time for resolution of Presidential Election Petitions: NADCO recommends the increase of timelines within which the Supreme Court shall hear and determine a petition challenging the validity of presidential election from 14 to 21 days.

Electoral Legal Reforms: NADCO has recommended that legal reforms passed less than 18 months to the general elections become effective in the next electoral cycle.

ADVERTISEMENT

Cost of Living

On cost of living, NADCO has recommended that all arms of government reduce travel by 50% with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission also reviewing per diem given to state officers during official travel with a view of reducing the same by 30%.

NADCO has also recommended a reduction in road maintenance levy and the anti-adulteration levy charged on fuel by Sh5 and Sh3 respectively, with the hope of having a resultant decrease in the price of fuel.

Entrenching of funds into the constitution

ADVERTISEMENT

NADCO recommends the entrenchment of NG-CDF, the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF), and the Senate Oversight Fund.

NADCO further recommended the Ward Development Fund be established by statute.

Establishment and entrenchment of state offices

The committee recommends the establishment of the Office of the Leader of the official opposition, who is the leader of the largest party/ coalition of political parties that garnered the second-greatest number of votes in the immediately preceding presidential elections with two deputies.

NADCO further recommends the establishment of the Office of Prime Minister to be nominated and upon approval by the National Assembly, appointed by the President.

ADVERTISEMENT

Fidelity to the law on multiparty democracy

NADCO recommends the establishment of the Independent Political Parties Regulatory Commission as an independent body that shall be responsible for the registration of political parties and their office holders and the management of political parties’ funds.

The role is currently vested in the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties.

ADVERTISEMENT

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

High Court rules that hiring of KRA paramilitary-trained officers as unconstitutional

High Court rules that hiring of KRA paramilitary-trained officers as unconstitutional

Outrage erupts as Super Metro violates traffic rules on Thika Road [Video]

Outrage erupts as Super Metro violates traffic rules on Thika Road [Video]

Ruto unlocks an extra Sh46 billion for counties

Ruto unlocks an extra Sh46 billion for counties

5 cartels giving DP Gachagua sleepless nights

5 cartels giving DP Gachagua sleepless nights

How EPRA determines electricity prices in Kenya

How EPRA determines electricity prices in Kenya

Overwhelmed Haitian police plead for help as gangs storm main prison to release convicts

Overwhelmed Haitian police plead for help as gangs storm main prison to release convicts

Final moments of woman found dead after falling from Kasarani apartment

Final moments of woman found dead after falling from Kasarani apartment

Wetangula addresses claims of plot to make Raila exit politics through AU bid

Wetangula addresses claims of plot to make Raila exit politics through AU bid

Woman dies after falling from apartment in Kasarani

Woman dies after falling from apartment in Kasarani

ADVERTISEMENT