NCCK now proposes the creation of a Prime Minister post, leader of the opposition


The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) is now proposing an expansion of executive to create posts of PM, two deputies and official leader of the opposition for inclusivity in government.

The body says that this arrangement will help ease the current standoff as NASA earlier declared that they would not recognize the legitimacy of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking on behalf of NCCK, Canon Peter Karanja said on Tuesday that the PM and the two deputies will sit in the Cabinet and answer questions in Parliament.

Karanja said this should be an expanded executive of the winning party and not a coalition.

The three, according to the clergy, should be sourced from the party which got the second highest votes in an election.

“We call for the restoration of the position of official opposition leader and his deputy in Parliament as it was in the old constitution,” he said.

NASA dismissed the repeat October 26 elections as a “fraud” and vowed to form the “People’s Assembly” which will “run Kenya until a legitimate executive is elected and formed”.

President Uhuru had earlier declared that he was not interested in a coalition government. Mr Odinga is also on record saying that NASA was not going to share power with Jubilee.