Kenya hopes to end power struggles by rejigging government

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Kenya hopes to end power struggles by rejigging government

Kenyan senate backs plan to restructure government and make constitutional changes

bloomberg.com

Kenya’s senate has joined the national assembly in backing a plan to restructure the government to make it more inclusive and help avoid power struggles that have turned violent at past elections.

Senators approved the constitutional amendment bill on Tuesday, with 51 voting in favour, 12 rejecting it and one abstaining during a televised session in the capital, Nairobi.

The proposals include the reintroduction of the role of prime minister and two deputies, and the creation of the position of the head of the opposition. President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga have said the changes will provide greater political representation and end winner-takes-all elections...

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