Six things DP Ruto recommends about the Constitution

Deputy President William Ruto in London on February 8, 2019. [Photo, Courtesy]

Coming hot on the heels of discussion around law amendments, Deputy President William Ruto has recommended six probabilities about the Constitution.

Below is a line-up of the suggestions as narrated at the Royal Institute for International Affairs in London.

-The national government should be reconfigured to comprise the National Executive (headed by the President).

-The Official Opposition will be headed by the leader of the party or coalition of parties whose presidential candidate wins the second highest votes.

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-The leader of the party which comes second becomes the leader of the Opposition and with her running mate, automatically become members of Parliament, and assume leadership of the Official Opposition.

-With the Leader of Opposition taking leadership of the opposition in parliament, the Deputy President should then take over the Leadership of Government Business in parliament. This should be replicated with the Deputy Governor at the counties.

-Senate must be made the upper House.

-Cabinet secretaries should be ex officio members of parliament, and must attend sittings of parliament at least once every week and whenever required to answer questions on the floor of the House.

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Deputy President William RutoPresidentRoyal Institute for International Affairs