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As president uhuru and Raila Odinga are set to launch officially BBI REPORT signatures collection tomorrow, his deputy William Ruto continues for a consensus to enable a win-win outcome of the referendum in what has been dismissed by leaders supporting the constitutional ammendment process.
Dp Ruto has dismissed as illogical the argument that an expanded national executive will enhance inclusivity and resolve the challenge of divisive elections, pointing out that the sharing of additional executive positions by the winning party does not guarantee inclusion.
“In the current arrangement for instance, our Majority Leader in the National Assembly would be the Prime Minister, two other House leaders will be deputies; what happened to the Minority Party?”
He warned against the formation of a Police Council chaired by an Interior Minister would derogate the independence of the police, calling for the strengthening of the National Police Service Commission and the Independent Policing Oversight Authority.
In recent days, he has accused Odinga-allied leaders of seeking a divisive YES-NO to advance their selfish financial interests.
“Those driving the BBI should not tell Kenyans that they have no time for further amendments. If we cannot enrich the document, then we would end up with a bad constitution because its work was entirely unprofessional,” he said when he met Wajir County Assembly members on Monday.
“Why should we railroad people to go to the presumed NO camp when we can all engage and have a consensus?” he posed.