Murkomen Outlines One Raila’s Concern BBI Failed to Address

Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen on Saturday tore into the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI) report saying it failed to address a particular concern pitying ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Taking to his social media account, the Senator said the issue of free and fair elections, that Raila has been pushing for, was not addressed in the BBI recommendations.

File: Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen.

“I have gone through the full BBI report twice and Tinga doctrine which states that election is not free and fair unless he wins was not addressed,” tweeted Murkomen.

However, in response to the Senator’s tweet, city lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi said that the problem of free and fair elections was not going to be sorted out soon.

According to the lawyer, the problem was not only witnessed in Kenya but the whole of Africa.

“Senator… refusing to concede an election and then rallying your tribesmen with machetes/stones is not something peculiar to Kenya.

“African elections are marred by losers with no chance of winning crying loud that their votes were “stolen or not counted or money was poured’,” tweeted Ahmednasir.

The remarks by the Senator comes days after the BBI report was officially launched at the Bomas of Kenya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta(Centre), his Deputy William Ruto(Left) and ODM leader Raila Odinga(right) at the Bomas of Kenya during the BBI launch.

The report recommended a raft of measure including the position of the Prime minister who will be an elected Member of Parliament(MPs) belonging to the party with the majority number of MPs.

The task force, however, maintained the current presidential system contrary to speculations that had indicated that the BBI report will recommend a Parliamentary System of governance.

On the issue of the election, the task force only recommended changes at the electoral body.

The BBI report proposed that the IEBC chair be given powers to hire commissioners and the Chief Executive Officer of the electoral body.

Also, the task force recommended that the commissioners and the IEBC boss serve for only 3 years non-renewable term.

Besides, the team recommended that constituency returning officers to be in charge of only one General Election.


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