Ababu Namwamba Devises Plan to Include Raila Odinga in Senate

Former Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba has called for a constitutional amendment to have the opposition leader and his deputy included in the Senate as specially elected senators.

Addressing the media at the Intercontinental Hotel, Namwamba stated that a change in the law was necessary so as to create an empowered position for the opposition leader.

Namwamba further called for the formation of a shadow Cabinet that could form an alternative government.

He further called for the inclusivity and review of the ‘winner-takes-it-all’ tendency of Kenyan elections in order to strengthen democracy.

“A democracy must have a stable government and a strong opposition to keep the government in check and that is why we propose the consolidation of the Opposition and the creation of the official leader of the Opposition and his deputy,” Namwamba stated.

[caption caption="Former Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba"][/caption]

“We need to have a fresh relook at the question of winner-takes-all or loser-loses-all in order to strengthen our democracy. In the coming weeks, the council will be unveiling its proposal blueprint on this matter,” he added.

On Wednesday, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua called for the amendment of the constitution to create positions of Prime Minister and his deputy.

Mutua stated that the amendment would allow for the expansion of the government by accommodating those who win an election and their political opponents.

The Governor further stated that the amended constitution should allow presidential candidates to also contest for other positions like parliamentary, senate or gubernatorial.

[caption caption="Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua"][/caption]