BBI report pdf in Kenya means Building Bridges Initiative. It was started on March 9th 2018 after president Uhuru Kenyatta his closest competitor in the 2017 presidential election, Raila Odinga, decided to shakes hands and unite the country that was at the brink of war. What is now commonly referred to as the Handshake in Kenya.
BBI REPORT SUMMARY PDF
SUMMARY OF BBI REPORT
47 SENATE POSTS RETAINED, 47 GVRS RETAINED + PM POST INTRODUCED
The Executive, according to BBI, should include the President, a Deputy President, a Prime Minister, and Cabinet Ministers. The president shall have garnered at least 50% plus one vote in the State House race, and at least 25% of total votes cast in at least 24 counties
• The president shall remain the head of state and government. Must garner 50+1 % of popular vote.
•Deputy President to remain the Principal assistant of the President
•Prime Minister who shall coordinate the government business in the assembly and in the cabinet. Must be an elected MP.
• The BBI report recommendations says The President shall chair cabinet meetings while the PM shall chair cabinet sub committees. He’s appointed by the President and can be sacked either by the president or parliament
•Cabinet Secretary names to be dropped and subsequent adoption of Cabinet ministers.
•The ministers will be a composition of both MPs and technocrats. Not more than 22.
•Cabinet ministers to be appointed by the President in consultation with the PM.
• And in response to the ‘winner takes it all’ mantra that was cited as one of the key causes on bitterly contested elections, BBI has recommended that the loser (1st runners-up) in a presidential election be nominated to the National Assembly and takes over as leader of official opposition.
•The opposition leader shall pick a shadow cabinet that will wield powers by putting executive on check.
•IEBC to be disbanded. A new Commission to be put in place before 2022.
Political party leaders will according to the report’s proposals, nominate non-partisan individuals, with unquestionable integrity and impartiality for appointment as IEBC commissioners.
• BBI report recommends retention of the 47 counties and increased allocation to County Governments from at least 15% of last audited accounts to between 35% and 50%, with resources matching the devolved functions.
•MCAs to be in charge of the bursaries in the wards.
•Affirmative action seats, nominations for marginalized groups to remain.
•All counties and constituencies to remain.
•Scrapping of Chief Administrative Secretary posts
•Technical recommendations on radical changes on graft fight, historical injustices etc. No referendum. Changes to be effected in parliament.
The report also recommends establishment of a Health Services Commission, to take charge of all personnel issues in the health sector.
The Building bridge initiative report pdf also recommends that wealth declaration forms be publicly available, with the ethics function taken away from the anti-corruption commission to enable it concentrate on economic crimes.
BBI report recommendations include Allowing the media to expose corruption cartels in public service without fear of libel and defamation, strengthening the Controller of Budget’s office and rewarding whistleblowers with 5% of the recovered proceeds are among key recommendations to beef up the graft war.