Uhuru, Raila Reportedly Set To Receive BBI Report During Mashujaa Day Celebrations

File: President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga shake hand on March 9, 2018.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga are reportedly set to receive the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI) report on Sunday during the Mashujaa day celebrations.

According to K24, the head of State and his 2017 political nemesis will receive the report carrying details of recommendations on better ways the country will forge its political agenda.

BBI team has been collecting opinions from Kenyans, political parties, leaders among other stakeholders on better ways to enhance good governance in the country.

According to K24, the technical team of the BBI has based its recommendations on the nine-point agreement reached by the two leaders during March 9, 2018 Handshake.

The team has proposed a wide range of recommendations that will transform the country’s electoral and governance system to reduce perennial conflicts over the presidential election and political positions.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga with BBI taskforce.

The TV station has also reported that the technical committee has recommended a Parliamentary system of government to remove the focus on the presidency which has become a trophy of ethnic competition.

The committee has reportedly recommended that the president be collected by a college of legislatures and his functions be defined in the annexure.

According to the report, the president will serve a seven-year non-renewable term.

The report has also reportedly recommended a restructuring of the Executive to introduce the position of a Prime Minister.

The committee has also reportedly proposed a restructuring of the legislature, strengthening of the Senate as the upper house and abolishment of the position of the Nominated Senators.

The Uhuru-Raila 14-member BBI team was gazetted in May 2018.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga established the taskforce comprising Adams Oloo , Agnes Kavindu, Senator Amos Wako, Florence Omose, Saeed Mwanguni, James Matundura, Major John Seii, Bishop Lawi Imathiu, Maison Leshomo, Senator Mohamed Yusuf Haji, Morompi ole Ronkai Prof., Bishop Peter Njenga, Rose Moseu, Archbishop Zecheus Okot to operationalise their reconciliation.

That came in the wake of post-election bad blood that was tearing the nation apart.



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