Kenya faces a constitutional review process in the near future. This is after an initiative , Punguza Mzigo which is powered by The Third Way Alliance Kenya Party submitted signatures required to start up the constitutional review process.
The Punguza Mzigo initiative, led by former presidential aspirant, Mr. Ekuru Aukot garnered the 1 million signatures required to start the process.
According to IEBC chairman, Wafula Chebukati, the movement has collected 1,222,451 signatures surpassing the 1 million signatures required for the process.
The draft amendment bill will now be sent to the 47 county assemblies that will consider it for approval within the next three months.
The final decision from the county assemblies will then be submitted through the speakers of the county assemblies to the speakers of the National Assembly and the Senate.
One of the proposals in the draft is that the President’s terms be reduced from a maximum of two terms of 5 years each, to a maximum of one term of sevwn years.
The draft also proposes that MPs and senators be reduced from 416 to 147 and that the scrapping of nominated positions in the senate and county assemblies.