Former Nyamira County senator and National Liberal Party (NLP) leader Kennedy Mong’are is mulling for extension of term of parliament by two years to build the collapsed economy.
The senator said that at the state the country is now, it’s unable to conduct free fair general elections 2022 and therefore need for extension of political terms of office to 2022.
To achieve this, the vocal leader hinted on the need for the government to form a broader national coalition that will comprise all the political parties so that the country can fight the coronavirus pandemic and build the collapsing economy together.
“As things stand now, the economy of Kenya is in a bad shape, it has collapsed and this can’t allow the Country to conduct elections in 2022.
The corona virus pandemic has stalled everything and by the time we recover from this disease, we will not be having a stable economy.
Hospitality and agriculture which are the major income earners are now at their worst ever, how do one even think of an election without an economy?” posed Mong’are.
On the formation of a broader coalition government, Mong’are said, “The bigger coalition will fight the pandemic and resuscitate the economy, fighting corruption by ensuring smooth transition thereafter.”
The NLP leader who has since retreated to practice of law in Nairobi city proposes that the employees in the new formation of government be put on allowances and not salaries and only be fully covered by the health insurance covers.
“We are looking into reviving the economy and so any political appointee and a part from the legislatures should be ready to work on allowances so as a lot of unnecessary spending will be cut”, added Mong’are.
Mong’are also proposed for the merger of the office of the director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and directorate of criminal investigations (DCI) to form a strong team that will deal with corruption in the country.
He said the recent public ‘fights’ between the two offices was dangerous to the fight against corruption.