Top JubileeP official draft bill in parliament to make Raila Chief Minister

Raphael Tuju

The rumour that NASA Leader Raila Odinga could be appointed as Chief Minister in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government has taken a new shape after it emerged that a Jubilee strategist has already drafted the bill that will create the new office.

A screenshot of the proposed law was widely shared on social media platforms but it remained unclear on the author of the bill and the actual timelines to its enactment.

The bill has been prepared by Dr Washington Makodingo – a Jubilee operative who is associated with Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.

Jubilee oyH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7 - Top JubileeP official draft bill in parliament to make Raila Chief Ministerperative Wahington Makodingo. He has drafted a bill seeking to create office of Chief Minister

Increased Cohesion

Makodingo previously served as Chair of the Disciplinary Committee of President Kenyatta’s former party – TNA.

The Jubilee operative claims that his proposal to amend the constitution is informed by the need to increase cohesion in the country.

It remains unclear if Makodingo has the blessings of the President who has a newfound political partnership with NASA Leader Raila Odinga.

yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7 - Top JubileeP official draft bill in parliament to make Raila Chief MinisterPresident Uhuru Kenyatta during a past address. Jubilee operative Wahington Makodingo has drafted a bill seeking to create office of Chief Minister (Courtesy)

Chief Minister with two deputies

The President shall nominate and, with the approval of the National Assembly, appoint the Chief Minister and cabinet secretaries,” the proposed law reads in part.

It also seeks to ensure ethnic diversity in the Cabinet by stating that there will be no more than three members of the Cabinet shall come from the same ethnic community.

The bill has stated that the Chief Minister, who will have two deputies to assist him in his duties, will be tasked with the role of coordinating and supervising the execution of the functions and affairs of the government, including those of ministries.

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