Interesting times are here for Kenya's parliament courtesy of the new constitution.
The MPs are tasting the benefit of true parliamentary democracy, and the fate of nominees to justice and budget office jobs lies in their hands With their increased parliamentary influence surely MPs now have all the freedom in the world and the biggest winner is the people of Kenya courtesy of H.Es "hands off approach" and a PM known to favour a parliamentary system of government.
Kudos to VPORK Musyoka whose one man continent wide ICC deferral crusade pushed to the top of the agenda discussions between the 2 principals on the impending prosecution of the Ocampo 6. But then again PORK apologists will be quickl to give President Kibaki credit pointing out how during his tenure the incumbent has consistently sought to make his a truly unofficial devolved style of government by handing over more responsibility for running the country to his lieutenants. In this yet again H.E. was a man ahead of his time
The Prime Minister in his supervisory and co-ordinating role has also equally been known to favour a more consultative approach involving cracking the whip where necessary. Over now to the JLA and FPT departmental house committees. But wait a minute doesn't a fractured ODM (thanks to William Ruto pitting himself against the Prime Minister in his quest to be the next executive PM) control the legislative arm of government by virtue of more MPs?
Given that there is no credible official opposition in parliament discounting the few disgruntled NARC Kenya back benchers, Kenyans can only hope that House Speaker Marende's newly acquired referee role as the biblically wise 'political Solomon' will not relegate to parliament any future disagreements between the two principals as this might be tantamount to rubber stamping government business by prejudiced and set minds from the party with the majority in parliament just so that state affairs may be conducted smoothly
Nevertheless Kenya is still moving forward and Kenyans need to be vigilant as their MPigs are still falsely secure in the knowledge that despite the recall clause included the new constitution is not yet fully implemented and therefore MPs are off the hook as far as redeeming their image of being a hindrance to national development is concerned. This political stalemate must be broken and the law must be applied equally to all in both spirit and letter. God bless Kenya