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Vol 50 No 25

Published 18th December 2009


Kenya

Rough ride

New constitutional proposals would take powers from the presidency and give more to the regions but would not end the arguments

A draft constitution bill has at last been published by a committee of experts chaired by Nzamba Kitonga. Its main aims are to limit the power of Kenya’s presidency and to decentralise some government functions to the regions and districts. The 200-page draft bill proposes that a popularly elected president would share power with a prime minister, elected by Parliament, although formally appointed by the president, and in charge of day-to-day government operations.

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