Thursday August 8, 2019 - While National Assembly Majority Leader, Aden Duale, has been in the front line supporting Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 candidature, the veteran legislator seems to be drifting away.
On Tuesday, Duale reiterated that Kenya should adopt a parliamentary system of Government, which will see the introduction of a Prime Minister’s post with the occupant expected to be the Head of Government.
According to Duale, the system will narrow the gap in misrepresentation, adding that small communities will also have a chance to govern the country.
But his change of heart and decision to back President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga's BBI proposals, which are yet to be made official, could be an early communication on his intentions and has left Ruto and his camp baffled.
“It’s the Parliamentary system where the masses can access equity and inclusivity in terms of education, economic power and political power,” Duale stated.
He promised to rally the pastoralist community in endorsing the referendum to change the constitution before the 2022 General Elections.
His sentiments reflect Raila Odinga's recent speech that he will ensure there are radical changes before Kenya goes to the polls.
Ruto has been opposing the creation of new posts, a move which contradicts Duale's position.
The DP has often dismissed such moves as a burden to the people.
The Kenyan DAILY POST