National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale insists that the country should adopt a parliamentary system of government in line with the Bomas Draft proposals. A proposal he said would address the election tension and spilling of blood that is associated with every electioneering period.
In an interview with the Nation, the Majority Leader suggested that instead of a referendum, the decision on the system of governance to be adopted should be put to Kenyans during the 2022 elections to reduce costs, further reiterating that he said he would not support plans for a referendum to amend the current structure.
“I cannot advocate for a referendum because it will lead to divisive campaigns that will derail President Kenyatta’s legacy projects,” he said in his office while speaking to the Nation
“It will be cheaper and safer to develop consensus on the issue and make it easy for the President to complete and deliver on his promises to the people,” he added.
The Majority Leader also had an issue with a section of Mount Kenya Leaders, telling them off for supporting the tyranny of numbers, which, he said, had marginalized minority communities.
A group of 39 legislators from the Mt Kenya region last Thursday threatened to reject the proposals by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) team if they do not address “injustices in representation” in the region.