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BBI report at glance: state position and their mandates

The president will remain the head of state and Government and the commander-in Cheif.He or she shall be the central symbol of National unity.The President will chair the cabinet,which comprises of the Deputy President,the Prime minister,and Cabinet Ministers.

The Executive, under the authority of the President, shall have the power to determine the policy of the Government in general, while the Ministers under the leadership of the Prime Minsters,shall collectively responsible in the National Assembly for the executtion of the affairs of the Govenment.

This structure excutive makes it more accountable in Parliament and to the people.

The Prisident term limit is retained to the President two term limit.

Deputy president

The Deputy president is the running mate to the President. The Deputy President shall deputise the President.

Prime Minster

Within a set number of days following the summoning of paliament after an election, the President shall appoint as Prime Minister, an elected member the National Asembly from a political party having a majority  of members in the Ntional or, if no political party has a majority, one who apears to have the support of a majority of MPs.

The nominee for Prime Minister shall only assume office when his or her aqppointment is first confirmed by resolution of the National Assembley supported by an absolute majority vote of mps.

If the prime Minister nominee is not confirmed the president shall have another set number of days to make another appointment.

This process shall continue until there is a suceessful nomination for Prime Miniser.A measure to ensure that this  process is not idefinite, and that governance is continuous shouldbe considered.

The Prime Minister may be dismissed by the President or through a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly.

Role of  the prime Minister

The Prime Minister shall have supervision and execution of the day to day function and affairs of the Government.

The Prime minister shall be the leader of Government Business in the National Assemblet.

On the President’s tasking, the Prime Minister will chair Cabintet sub-commitees.

In the authority, the Prime Minister shall perform or cause to be performed any matter or matters which  the President directs to be done.

The Prime Minister will continue to earn his or her salary as a Member of Parliament with no additional salary for the Prime role.

Leader of the Official Opposition

The runner-up of the presidential election becomes an ex-offcial Member of paliament and a leader if the official Opposition if his or her party is not presentednt in the Government of parliamentary parties not represedent in the Government.

The party or coalition of paties shall be the Official Opposition.

The leader of the Official Opposition shall be enabled to have a shadow Cabinet.

The Opposition will play a key role in Prime Ministerial and Ministerial Question Time sessions in parliament.

The permanent/Principal Secritary in the Office of the Prime Minister will chair the Technical  Implentation Committee of Principal/Permanent Secretaries

To avoid the politicisation of the public Service,the perment or Principal Secritaries will not  be subject to parliamentary approval.Their accoutability will be strictly adminstrative and tecnical.

A mixed cabinet

The cabnet is a crucial part of the Executive arm of Government.There is discontent with current system,judgng from what Kenyan told the Taskforce.The President will appoint Cabinet Ministers after constitution with the Prime Minister.The Ministers  shall be appointent from members of the National Assembly and taking direction in their ministerial duties from Cabinet Ministers.

These Ministers of state will continue to earn their salary as MP with no additional salary for their ministers role.

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