National Assembly leader of Majority Kimani Ichung’wah has moved a motion to extend the National Dialogue Committee mandate by 30 days.
While moving the motion on the floor of the house on Tuesday, the Kikuyu lawmaker proposed that the Committee’s mandate extend to November 28.
The tenure committee led by Ichung’wah and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka is to end on October 28.
He explained that the extension would help the team of 10 finalise its deliberations on proposals made by Kenyans during the hearings.
Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka (Left) and National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah (Right) exchanging documents on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.
In the new proposals, the team will be mandated with informing President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga of their recommendations by November 26.
“Recognising the need for the committee to conclude the consideration of the issue for negotiations, the process for making appropriate policy and legal reforms of the issues, the houses resolve to extend the mandate of the committee by another 30 days,” the MP proposed.
The team is expected to make policy and legal reforms touching on electoral justice, outstanding constitutional matters, fidelity to political parties, and entrenchment of the National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NG-CDF).
Other proposals will touch on the Senate Oversight Fund and establishment of state offices including the office of the opposition leader.
Both houses will consider the extension proposals and make a determination on the same.
The NDC completed their public hearings early this month and commenced deliberations on a number of issues raised by Kenyans.
So far, the team has reached an agreement over the two-thirds gender rule and fidelity of political parties.
The team also agreed to entrench the establishment of the Prime Cabinet Secretary and the office of the Leader of the Opposition.
The proposed structure of the office is yet to be highlighted by the team.
A photo of Prime CS and Foreign Affairs CS Musalia Mudavadi being received in Rwanda on October 6, 2023.
Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary