Politics

Coast Governors to support BBI

Six Governors from Coast region have said they will support the BBI Report. They are saying that they believe the report will cater deeply for residents needs in terms of development.

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has succeeded in convincing his fellows to support this report as soon as the report in unveiled.

In his statement Joho, Granton Samboja Taita Taveta, Fahim Twaha Lamu,Salim Mvurya Kwale,Dhadho Godhana Tana River and Amason Kingi of Kilifi are ready to receive the BBI report and discuss with the residents what it entails.  

Samboja,Twaha and Mvurya have been Deputy President William Ruto’s allies who has shown signs of opposing the Building Bridges Initiative report.

It is now 27 days since the BBI taskforce chaired by senator Yusuf Haji confirmed that the report is ready to be presented to the two leaders Uhuru and Raila who commissioned it. It is not clear when President Kenyatta and Raila will receive the report.

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) taskforce has proposed a number of constitutional changes; including the introduction of the Prime Ministerial position, alongside that of his deputy, to reduce competitiveness of the presidential seat.

Also proposed is the return to the parliamentary governance system and the introduction of a single-term seven year presidency, alongside election of regional Prime Ministers.

According to the report, there is need for the nation to reduce its number of Senators to 29 and MPs to 180, to cut down on the current over representation.

 

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