In Summary
  • A collective dialogue report by Tana River County leaders was handed over to the BBI team.
  • The leaders said the problems the country faces after every election are due to lack of inclusivity.
  • Tana River leaders proposed for a collective government system with a rotational presidency.

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) will finalise and hand in their report to President Uhuru Kenyatta early September, the task-force’s chairman Yusuf Haji has said.

The team, comprising vice-chairman Adams Oloo, Busia Senator Amos Wako, Said Mwaguni, Ole Ronkei and Agnes Muthama, Monday wound up their final tour in Tana River County where leaders and residents gave their proposals.

Speaking to journalists, Mr Haji said that having received all submissions, the team will embark on an audit starting Monday, where they will pick what citizens in the 47 counties have agreed on for a final draft.

MEMORANDA

"We still are asking for the top leadership comprising of the chief justice, Senate and the National Assembly to also give their proposals to the BBI so that when we write our report on Monday, we draw it from their memorandums and even Hansard as well," he said.

He said the proposals received will form the basis of possible constitutional changes and future solutions to matters that have been ailing the nation after every election.

A collective dialogue report by Tana River County leaders was handed over to the BBI team.

The dialogues saw Tana River leaders propose a collective government system with a rotational presidency. In this, the president will be ruling for one term of seven years and there will be eight premiers drawn from eight regions of the country.

INCLUSIVITY

The leaders said the problems the country faces after every election have nothing to do with positions at the bottom but rather lack of inclusivity.

"The problem we face after every election in this country is as a result of power gambling at the helm of government and discrimination in terms of development where certain regions are left out of the cake," said Tana River Governor Dhadho Godhana.

Mr Godhana said the current system of leadership is not fit for the future of the country and neither would a three tier system of governance as many regions are still not developed, hence the animosity and ethnic strife.

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