Sunday September 1, 2019-Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru has yet again reiterated that the country should embrace Building Bridges Initiative report, adding that constitutional changes are inevitable.
With over a month before BBI proposals are tabled, Waiguru has hinted an expanded executive which she believes will thwart dominance by big tribes.
Speaking at Mombasa on Sunday, the former Devolution CS said time has come for Kenyans to support President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga's Handshake.
She insisted that Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities will not be part of succession plan but can be accommodated in an expanded executive.
“We cannot have a situation where two communities can conspire and capture power because of their numerical strength,” she said.
"Let us have an expanded executive. Kikuyus and Kalenjins cannot stay in power forever. We have many communities which also deserve to lead," she added.
Waiguru said the proposed changes to the Constitution will also have to embrace women leadership, adding that Kenya should support affirmative action.
She also said that during polls, 60 per cent of women elect leaders. However, she noted, when violence erupts, it's women who suffer the most.
"Women participate in elections. It's time we embrace them. They play key roles in polls. Sadly, they also suffer the most during chaos," she said.
Three of Kenya's four Presidents came from Kikuyu community while one, the longest serving, Daniel Moi, is a Kalenjin.
The Kenyan DAILY POST