Uhuru Kenyatta government yet to respond to plan
By Nsikan Ikpe
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka is scheduled to take an oath as the Deputy People’s President on February 28 in Uhuru Park, the Difference has learnt.
At the planned event that will also symbolise that the East African nation of Kenya now has two Deputy Presidents in the same manner as it has two presidents, sources say that the opposition would also launch a new campaign for a referendum to amend the Constitution and bring back the positions of Prime Minister and two deputies.
It will be recalled that the positions were part of the Grand Coalition government of 2008-2013.
At that time, they were occuppied by Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi and Uhuru Kenyatta.
This view also tallies with that of the National Council of Churches of Kenya which also wants the creation of the formal position of Leader of the Opposition to be occupied by the losing Presidential candidate.
Kalonzo had been absent when Raila Odinga took his own oath on January 30.
The other co-principals of the NASA alliance, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula have also agreed to attend the forthcoming event.
The government of President Uhuru Kenyatta was yet to respond to news of this plan as at the time of going to press.
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