Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has once again faulted the suggestions in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, stressing on the need for amendments in the document.

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On Tuesday, the county boss said that for instance, he supports a system that will see presidential aspirants and their running mates allowed to run for other lower seats.

He said that this way, such people, some of whom are very senior and heavily-backed politicians will not be rendered irrelevant after losing in the presidential race.

"I recommend that people running for these top positions also run for parliamentary ones, say the Senate so that even if they lose they can still have some power," he said on Milele FM.

He noted that under the current system, presidential aspirants are made to look like unwanted persons after their losses, though some have millions of supporters behind them.

He termed this one of the contributing factors to claims of exclusivity, especially in Kenya where people must see one of their own in power to consider themselves included.

According to Mutua, the BBI task force did not do enough by proposing the Opposition Leader position, as the position alone cannot be depended on to bring about inclusion.

"The opposition leader ni kiti moja tu, wacha watu wapiganie viti zingine pia (is only one position, let them contest for other seats as well). If you lose that too then people don't want you," he added.

He said that given that the report is only a discussion, for now, there is need for Kenyans to make their own proposals as well so that they can be considered when it becomes a bill.

He has personally expressed interest in the presidential seat come 2022.