President Uhuru Kenyatta’s hand has been detected in a new plot to amend the constitution through the legislative houses.
Uhuru was the co-founder of the BBI push, which would to among others, expand the executive, before being ejected by the courts.
It is now alleged that the Head of State is the force behind the MPs now trying to do the same through the parliament.
Allies of Deputy President William Ruto say that allies of ODM boss Raila Odinga, Uhuru’s BBI co-founder, are also in on the plan.
Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro told the Nation that the president is encouraging the push and should stop as Kenyans are tired of it.
“We know what the Jubilee and ODM are planning. The President should stop encouraging the revival of the BBI,” he said.
This follows reports that the Constitutional Implementation and Oversight Committee (CIOC) has also embarked on an attempt to identify and have changes that need a referendum made through the parliament.
The two processes are now expected to go hand in hand, in an apparent bid to ensure that the changes are made either way.
The said MPs have already identified 52 of the BBI proposals which are set to be made into a bill and presented before the house.
They include increase of constituencies to 360 and increase in funds being sent to the counties from the national government.
“Article 89 of the Constitution is amended in clause (1) by deleting the words “two hundred and ninety” and substituting therefore the words “three hundred and sixty”,” reads the draft Bill by the committee in part, as was seen by The Daily Nation.
They also want the favours that were to be enjoyed by the youth and small and middle sized enterpreneurship ventures restored through this new push.
The MPs want the changes made before August of 2022, and are confident that they will, as some steps that would be necessary for a referendum will be skipped.
Raila has since announced that they will not be appealing the second nullification of the push at the Supreme Court, saying that it is time to move on.