Referendum should allow Kenyans to vote for judges – Speaker

He said the move will help war against corruption

Kiambu speaker Stephen Ndicho calls for referendum to allow Kenyans to vote for Judges

Kiambu Speaker Stephen Ndicho has said the proposed referendum should introduce a question that will allow Kenyans to vote for judges and others officials in Kenya’s Judiciary.

Ndicho said the move will help the country in fighting against corruption, further claiming that the Judiciary has been the weakest link in the fight against graft.

I propose in the envisaged constitutional referendum to have provisions where the judges will be elected after every five years as it happens in the United States of America,” the former Juja MP said.

He commended the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, saying they were two institutions that were doing well in the war against corruption.

The DPP and DCI are doing great jobs of unearthing corruption cartels and prosecuting them, but when they take them to court, courts are handling them so casually and intentionally delaying them purposely to defeat justice,” Ndicho said.

The Kiambu Speaker became the latest public figure to contribute to the referendum debate which has seen several proposals introduced.

ODM Leader Raila Odinga has proposed the introduction of the parliamentary system of government as well as restructuring of the devolved units.

Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot has also proposed a raft of proposals under the Punguza Mzigo campaign – mainly seeking to reduce the size of Parliament.

Tiaty MP William Kamket, a close ally of Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has called for the introduction of the position of executive Prime Minister with a ceremonial President. 

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