BY KURGAT MARINDANY
Have Kenyans been kept in the darkness on what President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga are forging under the new constitutional dispensation through BBI?
Discussions are rife that the two could be forging for a parliamentary system of government.
According to Mutahi Ngunyi, a once-resected political analyst who has now turned himself into a tribal lord and self-appointed mouthpiece of the Agikuyu community, President Kenyatta is not going anywhere after his term expires in 2022.
Ngunyi believes that Kenyatta and Raila will do everything possible to stop Deputy President William Ruto from ascending to the presidency at the next general election.
Why has the government allowed Ngunyi to poison the minds of Kenyans if he is not serving the “system” and what has come out to be the “deep state”?
While a majority of Kenyans have supported BBI, certain people like Ngunyi have made tribal connotations that the Kikuyu “ate” Ruto’s money but still supported the document.
Kenyans are trying to come out of this tribal prison, but Ngunyi is shamelessly telling his people that Ruto used Kalenjins to punish the Kikuyu.
Ngunyi should be arrested and charged in a court of law for his continued hate speech against people from other communities.
What is a parliamentary system?
A parliamentary system or parliamentary democracy, according to Wikipedia, is a system of a democratic government where the executive derives its democratic legitimacy from its ability to command the confidence of the legislature.
In a parliamentary system, the head of state is usually a person distinct from the head of government.
This is in contrast to a presidential system, where the head of state is also often the head of government and, most importantly, where the executive does not derive its democratic legitimacy from the legislature.
Countries with parliamentary democracies may be constitutional monarchies, where a monarch is the head of state while the head of government is almost always a member of parliament (such as Denmark, Norway, Japan, Malaysia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom).
Countries may also be parliamentary republics, where a mostly ceremonial president is the head of state while the head of government is regularly from the legislature (such as Ireland, Germany, India, Italy and Singapore.
In a few parliamentary republics, such as Botswana, Kiribati and South Africa, among some others, the head of government is also head of state, but is elected by and is answerable to parliament.
In bicameral parliaments, the head of government is generally, though not always, a member of the lower house.
Parliamentarism is the dominant form of government in Europe, with 32 of its 50 sovereign states being parliamentarian.
It is also common in the Caribbean, being the form of government of 10 of its 13 island states, and in Oceania.
Elsewhere in the world, parliamentary countries are less common, but they are distributed through all continents, most often in former colonies of the British Empire that subscribe to a particular brand of Parliamentarism known as the Westminister model.
Kurgat Marindany is the Editor in Chief of KCN