Ahmednasir Reveals Why Tyranny of Numbers Will Tramp BBI

City Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has said Central Kenya will never accept a Parliamentary system of government which is reported to be among the proposals that will be contained in the BBI report.

In Ahmednasir’s view, the region will oppose any measures to introduce the system because it will kill their tyranny of numbers.

“Central Kenya will never accept a parliamentary system that gives their candidates the same chance to be elected PM as candidates from Northern Kenya or the Coast. The parliamentary system kills the tyranny of numbers” he posted on Twitter.

Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi [Photo, Courtesy]
Ahmednasir sentiments echo that of a section of Mt Kenya leaders, who on Thursday, vowed to oppose the BBI report if it will disenfranchise their people.

“We are concerned about the underrepresentation of our people at all levels, compared to the population and the number of voters,” the MPs said.

On Friday, Nakuru Town MP Kimani Ngunjiri said the supposed BBI proposals will not favor the Kikuyu community.

He argued that the presidential system will disempower the people of Mt Kenya politically.

The term tranny of numbers came to the fore during the 2013 elections. Political strategist Mutahi Ngunyi claimed that CORD Alliance under Raila Odinga had lost the election to Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee Alliance the moment the voter registration ended on December 2012.

Ngunyi used electoral demographics of the Kikuyu and Kalenjin voters to show that they had a numerical advantage which would propel Uhuru to the Presidency.

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