President Uhuru Kenyatta made clear his preferred choice of governance for the country during the Sagana state lodge meeting.
Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua remarked that Uhuru was in full support of the ‘one man one vote system’ as they awaited the release of the BBI report.
Rigathi claimed that the president during the meeting with the Mt Kenya leaders, declared that the system was effective and important to the development of the country.
“In fact, the president has said that the sanctity of the universal one man one vote system, is something he supports 100 per cent,” the Mathira MP expressed.
Uhuru’s choice is alleged to have been a happy point for the central leaders who have been pushing for the system to remain in place.
It was reported that the Jubilee party leader during the Sagana gathering, expounded that the system would ensure equal distribution of resources.
The Head of State further pointed out that brutal competition by communities for the top seat in the country would be eliminated by the structure.
Additional details highlighted that the other importance of the arrangement would be the possible abolition of the nominated MPs seats and instead increase the number of elected seat in the National Assembly.
Residents from the region who attended the forum were proclaimed to have received a stipend of Ksh 5000 in a move facilitated by the leaders as reported by NTV.
The latest revelation will be a blow to Garissa MP Aden Duale who advocated for the parliamentary system.
According to Duale who is the Parliament’s Majority Leader, the parliamentary way was the best fit in solving problems after elections are held.
The lawmaker reiterated that the current arrangement was selfish and did not have the interest of Kenyans at heart.
“The people telling us one man one vote, we will tell them one kilometre one vote,” stated the Garissa MP.
The leader’s sentiments were however, ridiculed by his counterpart Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who asserted that change of the system would have dire consequences.
Kuria commented that giving MPs such power would destroy the country going forward.