Kenyans are concerned about the size of Parliament and the Executive, Deputy President William Ruto has said during a presser at Karen.
On Wednesday, December 2 2020, DP William Ruto opined that Kenyans are concerned over the large number of parliamentarians which is also a burden on the taxpayer.
"... on the size of Parliament and the executive, Kenyans are concerned about the cost of running the government. We are concerned about the many nominations," dr Ruto said.
"Apart from the 47 women elected in the Senate, we propose that we retain the 47 women elected in National Assembly. This would reduce the size of Parliament," he added.
He also opined that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) should take into consideration marginalised areas in the allocation of the 70 special seats proposed earlier in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) document.
"... the 70 new constituencies should be delimited by IEBC with some variance so that there is equality in representation. There are concerns being raised from Kitui, Garissa, Nyeri, Nyandarua among others," the DP stated.