Raila And Uhuru Team Agree On Hybrid Governance, Which Way For DP Ruto?
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. It has been revealed that the team of experts representing president Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, have agreed in one accord on a hybrid system of governance. The teams appointed to chat way forward on constitutional reforms ahead of 2022 elections, has completed it's report. The agreement reached may offer fresh challenge to DP Ruto's 2022 presidential bid. However, an inner look reveals he too still stands a chance.
The teams, according to an insider, have agreed on a governance structure that proposes a mixture of presidential and paliamentary system. Firstly, an agreement on a non-executive Prime Minister elected by MPs is in the cards.
As revealed by The Sunday Standard Newspaper of 28th June, the BBI's steering committee's report, advocates for a powerful president and deputy as well as a prime minister with two deputies. The report would be presented next week on Tuesday to president Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga. The only grey area that is still contentious is two-thirds gender principle which needs more deliberations.
Majority of Kenyans may laud the report for giving them power to continue electing their president, who remains the Head of State and Government. The report seeks to retain the Deputy President as the principal assistant to the President and will be the running mate just like the past two presidential elections.
"senior official within the committee said the PM would be elected by the largest party in the House. A member of the steering committee confided to Sunday Standard that the report largely reflects the recommendations in the report that was launched at Bomas of Kenya last year.
"The source said the President would remain both the head of government and State, with a non-executive Prime Minister picked among MPs.
“There is no major departure from the report that was made public at Bomas of Kenya. The post of PM remains. The President will have nominated PM from among Members of Parliament for approval. There will be two deputies,” he said.
The big question is, what does the succession politics potent for the Deputy President William Ruto? Seemingly the bromance between the president, Raila Odinga, Gideon Moi, Kalonzo Musyoka and others hints at an already established line up that may give the DP a run for the top seat. The political realignment means the DP should think out of the box.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. DP Ruto needs to as a matter of urgency team up with other like minded leaders or else, he may find himself, with lean options. Top ranked development minded governors who have hinted running for the presidency should work with the DP. Kivuta Kibwana, the Makueni Governor and COG, Wycliffe Oparanya will add the impetus to his team. Agreement with experienced ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi will do his ambition great justice as well. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
COG Wycliffe Oparanya and Makueni Governor, Kivuta Kibwana.
The big team that has teamed up with president Kenyatta and ODM leader, may result to fall out over likely disagreement on how the available positions will be shared out. Ruto's camp should offer solace to such leaders. In so doing, the DP may get a strong team to wrestle power from his worthy competitors. As the report gets unveiled, Kenyans await the next move as 2022 seems to offer another cut throat competition.