ODM wants President elected to serve 7-year term, creation of PM and regional posts
SEE ALSO :Coast governors call for majimbo"New executive positions of regional premier and deputy regional premier should be created in addition to establishment of regional public service boards. There should also be elected county police chiefs and regional ombudsman," the draft says. To deal with electoral fraud, ODM has proposed devolution of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and adoption of full electronic voting. The party wants commissioners to be nominated by political parties in respective regions. The Kriegler report on causes of election malpractices should also be implemented fully, ODM says. The party is calling for the full implementation of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) and Justice Phillip Waki reports as well as strengthening of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC). Procurement policies It also wants recruitment and procurement policies of IEBC adopted after stakeholder input and continuous registration of voters. "The IEBC Act should also be amended to establish national and regional commissions, limit election petitions to one petition, save for presidential election, which should end at the Supreme Court," the draft says.
SEE ALSO :Coast leaders push for ‘majimbo’The party is proposing that election petitions arising from county/regional assemblies be handled by the High Court. ODM wants establishment of national and regional electoral commissions, whose members are nominated by political parties and commissioners to work on part-time. The party also wants the chairmanship of IEBC at national and regional levels made rotational. ODM has also proposed repealing of County Governments Act 2012, to be replaced with Devolved Governments Act and Regional Public Service Boards Act enacted. They want introduction of 14 regional governments, as per the Bomas Draft, and creation of regional assemblies comprising all members of county assemblies in each region.
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