Draft Bill sounds reasonable but will our MPs do the right thing?

Tiaty MP William Kamket defends his draft Bill, which seeks to change the country's governance system, before National Assembly's Budget and Appropriations Committee on March 1, 2018 at Parliament Buildings. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The greatest danger facing any democracy under a presidential system is that it is extremely difficult for an incumbent to lose an election.
  • One of the problems with our structure of governance is the zero-sum effect of election victory which negates inclusivity.

If everything goes according to plan, Kenyans may soon have a stark choice to make: Whether to continue being ruled by a president or a prime minister, the only difference being in the title given to the person who will hold the most influential job in the land.


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