ODM Tables A New Government Structure

ODM leader Raila Odinga with Building Bridges chair Senator Yusuf Haji and member Adams Oloo during a briefing at Capitol Hill, Nairobi, August 1, 2018. /COURTESY

ODM leader Raila Odinga with Building Bridges chair Senator Yusuf Haji and member Adams Oloo during a briefing at Capitol Hill, Nairobi, August 1, 2018. /COURTESY

ODM party has suggested serious changes to the current form of government.

The proposal tabled by the building bridges task force entailed a seven-year non-renewable term for a president.

The building bridges task force was formed following the handshake between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga on 9 March. The team has been working round the clock to ensure a peaceful Kenya as it collects views from individuals and groups.

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In the proposal tabled by the task force, a prime ministers post will be created and more executive positions.

ODM party is also calling for the reintroduction of the parliamentary system and the president elected by a college of lawmakers.

The proposal also suggested that the legislative is restructured and the Senate strengthened as Upper House.

Building Bridges Committee Chairman Yusuf Haji speaks during the citizen engagement forum at Machakos University.

Building Bridges Committee Chairman Yusuf Haji speaks during the citizen engagement forum at Machakos University.

The opposition party also wants the chairmanship of IEBC at national and regional levels made rotational.
They further suggested the introduction of 14 regional governments and the creation of regional assemblies comprising all members of county assemblies in each region.

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