FAIR ELECTIONS

Referendum or not, the electoral body needs restructuring

Idea of a one-term president is good, but the electoral system should be reformed to make it better

In Summary

• Leaders are already plotting how to succeed President Kenyatta, yet voters have not seen much development. 

• Punguza Mizigo initiative proposes an amendment of the Constitution to remove the belief we have a political dynasty. 

Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot during a meeting in Mombasa on March 27, last year
PROPOSED CHANGES: Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot during a meeting in Mombasa on March 27, last year
Image: JOHN CHESOLI

The current system of governance upholds much of idealistic and innovative policies that will propel Africa to the political world stage.

Leaders have indulged in 2022 politics yet voters have not felt much development. Initially, the presidential seat takes time to negotiate on. How electoral offices handle presidential elections does not reflect the will of voters.

Kenyans believe we have a political dynasty which will not change. Reconstructing the election body to be independent will lead to fair elections and removing that belief.

 

Emuhaya