A recent study by Insight strategies solutions Africa revealed that Deputy President Dr William Ruto is the man to beat in the 2022 elections. 

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The poll showed that the DP enjoys 31 per cent backing from Kenyans.

Perhaps this is what made his rivals both withing the Jubilee Party and in the opposition to step up their game in ensuring he doesn't ascend to the presidency.

Among the strategies was the formation of the Building Bridges Iniative (BBI). The BBI is expected to table it's recommendations in the next two months or so, after collecting the views of Kenyans on a raft of issues.

But even before the recommendations of the taskforce are out, it's obvious that among those recommendations is the creation of a Prime Minister's position. This will thereby change the system of governence from a presidential to a parliamentary system.

A parliamentary system consists of a Prime Minister and his two deputies, a ceremonial president and his deputy, cabinet ministers who are members of the August House and not technocrats and of course, the opposition will be there to keep the government in check.

To succeed in this game plan Kenyans must give a nod to it through a referendum bringing about the question of when and not if there will be a referendum.

Many political leaders like Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, Musalia Mudavadi, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula, Kalonzo Musyoka just to mention but a few, are in support of the BBI for obvious reasons.

On the other hand, leaders allied to Ruto are opposing a constitutional amendment especially if it aims at creating more positions in government. 

They have opted to throw their weight behind Ekuru Aukot's Punguza Mizigo Bill aimed at slashing the legislature in a move geared towards deflating the already ballooned wage bill.

Therefore, the BBI is perceived as the agent that breaks an already sinking ship as members of Jubilee have already started reading from different scripts.

Sources from the ruling party reveal that leaders from the DPs side are anticipating to decamp Jubilee and form a new party which Ruto will vie on in 2022.

The big question remains, what happens next should a referendum pass in favour of the majority Kenyans gunning for change in the country's governance? Does it do a favour or disservice to Ruto?

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