Constitution amendments are inevitable as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s term nears an end, Lawyer Nzamba Kitonga has said.
In an opinion piece published by The Star, Kitonga said that the current constitution has several loopholes hence the need for review.
He believes that it doesn’t capture the desires of Kenyans because it had many joyriders who want to push for their personal interests.
He noted that time has come for the Kenyans to decide what they want through constitutional reforms. He also lamented that the process of passing the constitution was chaotic.
“First of all the 2010 Constitution was not singularly our document. The Constitutional Review process was a bus riddled with many passengers, conductors and touts all of whom had vested interests,” he said.
He also said that the report should have been submitted to the Parliamentary Committee for debate, which did not happen.
He also argued that the proposal to draw Cabinet Minister from Parliament and professionals was not ideal because they have proven to be non-performers. He further said that the removal of the office of the official leader of the opposition was a grave mistake.
His argument comes at a time when Kenyans are eagerly waiting for the release of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report. The report has caused a rise in political temperatures across the country.