FREE KENYA POPULAR INITIATIVE

10+1 DISCUSSIONS

QUESTION 1 - ON ABOLISHING OF TAXATION ON BASIC AND ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES

FreeKenya proposes the abolishing of taxation on basic and essential commodities after VAT was introduced on Petroleum products and now the debt ceiling being increased to 9 trillion. This is to cushion Kenyans from the adverse effects of high and irregular taxation. This will involve just about 20 Items.

Question: What 20 items do you want to be covered under this amendment

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QUESTION 2 - ON ENHANCING YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESSES

FreeKenya proposes to enhance this through 5 Ways

REFERENDA

Creation of Provisions that referenda can be done beyond just constitutional changing referenda being 1) County wide referenda and

2) Non Article 255 referenda (Which can be done electronically

3) Referenda day where by the constitution, the government must pick a day annually where all referenda that qualify will be done and provisions including financial resources must be set aside every year and if not utilized (No referenda is done, will roll over to the next year, so that th government does not limit this right.

QUESTION 2A - ON ENHANCING YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESSES – THROUGH REFERENDA

What are your views on Referenda and How would you like this to be developed? Share & Discuss your views

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QUANTIFIABLE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

FreeKenya proposes the creation of 60,000 Sub-ward Town halls across the country (People governments will appoint the management teams) within a period of 20 years starting immediately with 3 per county. The government must give plans to create the town halls. They will involve – Social halls, Recreation Centres, Talent Tapping Centres, Town Hall sitting spaces, Services (Huduma), spaces where elections can be conducted, Notice boards etc.  

Functions: In these town halls

Each political candidate will be facilitated by IEBC and must present themselves to 60% of the town halls within their area of interest to share their plans and policies to qualify to be in the ballot – This levels the campaign playing field. Their content must be based on the ideology of their political parties or an ideology that they have presented and agreed by a technical committee to be different thereby qualify as independent candidates to ensure issues based campaigns.

At least 60% of the legislative bills must be discussed in 60% of the town halls from National Parliament and County Legislatures. A bill earmarked for public participation must be discussed in 60% of the town halls withing it's jurisdictions and reports of these discussions made public and tabled in the legislature involved

Each candidate must be facilitated by IEBC to put up just one poster per town hall within their area of interests and no poster or bill boards will be allowed anywhere else in the republic to bring costs of elections down and level the electoral field further.

QUESTION 2B - ON ENHANCING YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESSES – THROUGH QUANTIFIABLE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

What are your views of quantifiable Public Participation and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT - DIRECT REPRESENTATION

FreeKenya Proposes the creation of a PEOPLES GOVERNMENT as a way to capture the constitutional promise of Direct Democracy.  The People’s government as proposed will be in charge of 10% of the National Revenue Share to carry out the functions below

..........Quantifiable Public Participation

..........Continuous Civic Education

..........Management of Devolved Funds (Being)

---------------------(Village Development Funds, (VDF).

--------------------Sub-Ward Development Funds (SWDF),

--------------------Ward Development Funds (WDF)

--------------------Sub-County Development Funds(SCDF),

...........Devolved Resources

-------------------Distribution of Bursary Funds, Sharing of Various employment opportunities available for the public etc.  

QUESTION 2C - ON ENHANCING YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESSES – THROUGH DEVELOPING THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROMISE FOR DIRECT DEMOCRACY THROUGH FORMATION OF PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT?  

What are your views on formation of PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENTS and How would you like this to be developed?  

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What are your views on formation of PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENTS and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views RECALL AND IMPEACHMENT OF ELECTED AND APPOINTED LEADERS & OFFICIALS –

IMPROVE RECALL & IMPEACHMENT PROCEDURES

FreeKenya Proposes the formation of much simpler and effective processes of recall

Recall is about the breaking of the trust of the people and therefore a special court involving officials appointed to listen to a petition that is supported by at least 10% of the voters from the area should be able to recall any person elected to the legislature. If the Petition is upheld, there will be a by election in the area involved. To be commenced within 1 year after election and 1 year before the next election.

The special court will involve 1) People's Governments (As per Jurisdiction) and 2) The Commissions and the court will be headed by a high court judge or higher appointed by the Chief Justice

FreeKenya Proposes the formation of much simpler and effective processes of Impeachment of President, Deputy President, and any of their Ministers & Governors, Deputy Governors and any of their CECs.  

-To be commenced immediately there is a situation that means the constitution has been violated by the executive leaders.

-Impeachment proceedings can be commenced at the legislatures in question

Or through a special court involving officials appointed to listen to a petition that is supported by at least 25% of the People’s governments in question.

The membership of the special court will be drawn from the independent commissions and will be appointed by the Chief Justice upon receipt of Demand of Special Impeachment Court from the People's president (National) and the County People's president at the county level. The Chief Justice will also appoint it's chairperson judges sitting at the high court of above.

-If the Petition is upheld by the special court, then impeachment motion must be dealt with immediately at the legislature in question and all business is halted until the petition is heard and determined.

QUESTION 2D - ON ENHANCING YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESSES – THROUGH ENSURING RECALL AND IMPEACHMENT ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PEOPLE,   

What are your views on processes of recall & Impeachment as suggested by FreeKenya and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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FREE & FAIR ELECTIONS

1) FreeKenya Proposes that the elections should be Multiple Tallied with 5 tallies and IEBC declaration must include a report of the 5 tallies to generate transparency. IEBC must facilitate the tallies to be made and accredit 5 sectors from among stakeholders to make the tallies.

2) Each polling centre must be independent and an electoral board of 5 appointed by the other independent Commissions excluding (IEBC) & Peoples Governments.

QUESTION 2E - ON ENHANCING YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESSES – THROUGH ENSURING FREE & FAIR ELECTIONS  

What are your views on processes of recall & Impeachment as suggested by FreeKenya and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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QUESTION 2 - What are your views on Question 2 generally about enhancement of your involvement in the constitutional processes and touching on issues of Referenda-2A, Quantifiable Public participation-2B, People's Government-2C, Recall and Impeachment-2D & Free & Fair Elections-2E

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QUESTION 3- ON CUTTING DOWN ON GOVERNMENT EXPENSES

FreeKenya proposes to cut down the wage bill by creating an amendment to ensure that all the organization (Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Commissions, SAGAs, etc.) must within 5 years to have the ratio of operations and management of the organization including salaries fall below 30% and the mandate to be at least 70%. This will entail rationalization of expenses which may include golden hand shakes, and removal of ghost workers/staff, but not

What are your views on the reduction of wage bill & governance expenses as suggested by FreeKenya and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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QUESTION 4- CREATION OF A NATIONAL VALUES, GOVERNANCE, RIGHT & EQUALITY COMMISSION

FreeKenya proposes to cut out 5 commissions (KNHRC, NCIC, EACC, CAJ & GENDER&EQUALITY COMMISSIONS) to form one Commission that will ensure National Values & Governance Principles are implemented, rights are enhanced and Anti-Corruption fight begins by ensuring people with questionable characters are not even elected in the first place.

What are your views on the Creation of the NATIONAL VALUES, GOVERNANCE, RIGHTS & EQUALITY COMMISSION in place of (5) Commissions as suggested by FreeKenya and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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QUESTION 5- RING FENCING COMMISSIONS BY CREATION OF ELECTORAL COLLEGE TO APPOINT

KENYANS TO COMMISSIONS (as well as appointment CHIEF JUSTICE – PRESIDENT OF THE JUDICIARY, SENATE SPEAKER – PRESIDENT OF THE LEGISLATURE & CHIEF OF POLICE and ALL COMMISSIONERS, INDEPENDENT OFFICE HOLDERS whose credentials will be processed through the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AND A SHORTLIST PRESENTED, AS WELL AS CREATION OF THE MOTHER OF ALL COMMISSIONS THAT MANAGES THE SHARE OF 10% OF THE NATIONAL REVENUE. THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSISTING OF 5 PPLE (1 Male, 1 Female, 1 Youth & 1 PWD {zebra}, and 1 Minority) FROM EACH WARD WILL BE SELECTED BY THE IEBC THROUGH LOTS EVERY 4 MONTHS TO SIT FOR TWO WEEKS FROM AMONG VOTE HOLDING KENYANS THROUGH LOTTERY.   

FreeKenya proposes to ring fence commissions by creation of an Electoral College and Creation of a Mother of All Commissions.  

What are your views on the ring-fencing of commissions as suggested by FreeKenya and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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QUESTION 6- ENHANCEMENT OF DEVOLUTION  

Ensuring revenue shares are 55% to National Government, 35% County Government & 10% Peoples Government; By devolving all the commissions and independent offices  

What are your views on the Enhancement of Devolution as suggested by FreeKenya and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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QUESTION 7 - ENHANCEMENT OF REPRESENTATION

PARLIAMENT

FreeKenya Proposes to Enhance Representation in PARLIAMENT  Formation of a Bi –Functional Parliament which is both SENATE & NATIONAL ASSEMBLY with SENATE as the superior house and sits twice a Month.   

-Formation of a Bi –Functional Parliament which is both SENATE & NATIONAL ASSEMBLY with SENATE as the superior house and sits twice a Month.

-Groups 3-5 MPs having town halls meetings in various destinations every week and usage of these reports to generate parliamentary action

-Election of a tri-marginalization constant from each county (Minority & zebra Youth + PWDs = 141); Equal Male and Female representation from the counties 134 Members; 14 Diaspora from the continents.    

-Election of Members without constituency responsibilities serving national interests and as part of the senatorial delegation to serve county interests

-Making monthly reports as to their effectiveness in Legislation, Representation and Oversight as the basic requirement for salary payments.   

-Establishment of the 22 Ministers as Ex-Officio MPs

-Automatic election of the losing presidential candidate and his deputy as Ex-Officio Members of the house with powers to appoint & reshuffle all heads of house committees.  He/she shall appoint a shadow cabinet (Outside parliament) whose package will be 60% of the Ministers

Election of a tri-marginalization constant from each county (Minority & zebra Youth + PWDs = 141); Equal Male and Female representation from the counties 134 Members; 14 Diaspora from the continents.    

Election of Members without constituency responsibilities serving national interests and as part of the senatorial delegation to serve county interests

Making monthly reports as to their effectiveness in Legislation, Representation and Oversight as the basic requirement for salary payments.   

Establishment of the 22 Ministers as Ex-Officio MPs

Automatic election of the losing presidential candidate and his deputy as Ex-Officio Members of the house with powers to appoint & reshuffle all heads of house committees.  He/she shall appoint a shadow cabinet (Outside parliament) whose package will be 60% of the Ministers

QUESTION 7A - REPRESENTATION IN PARLIAMENT

What are your views on the Enhancement of REPRESENTATION IN PARLIAMENT as suggested by FreeKenya and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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QUESTION 7B - STRONG OPPOSITION LEADERSHIP

What are your views on the Enhancement of REPRESENTATION IN PARLIAMENT THROUGH STRENGTHENING PARLIAMENTARY OVERSIGHT WITH A STRONG OPPOSITION LEADER IN PARLIAMENT as suggested by FreeKenya and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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ENHANCEMENT OF REPRESENTATION – COUNTY ASSEMBLIES

-FreeKenya Proposes to Enhance Representation in The COUNTY ASSEMBLIES  Groups 3-5 MCAs having town halls meetings in various destinations every week and usage of these reports to generate Assembly action

-Election of a PENTA-REPRESENTATION constant from each of the 290 Constituencies (Minority & zebra Youth + PWDs, 1 Male and 1 Female =1450 MCAs   

-Election of MCAs without WARD responsibilities to serve county interests

-Making monthly reports as to their effectiveness in Legislation, Representation and Oversight as the basic requirement for salary payments.   

-Establishment of the 10 County Ministers as Ex-Officio MCAs

-Automatic election of the losing Gubernatorial candidate and his deputy as Ex-Officio Members of the Assembly with powers to appoint & reshuffle all heads of house committees.  

QUESTION 7D - What are your views on the Enhancement of REPRESENTATION IN ASSEMBLIES as suggested by FreeKenya and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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QUESTION 7D

What are your views on the Enhancement of REPRESENTATION IN PARLIMANENT THROUGH STRENTHENING PARLIAMENTARY OVERSIGHT WITH A STRONG OPPOSITION LEADER IN COUNTY ASSEMBLIES as suggested by FreeKenya and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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QUESTION 8- ENHANCEMENT OF REPRESENTATION – ASSETS, PROCUREMENT & DISPOSAL

FORMATION A COMMISSION ON ASSET TRACKING, PROCUREMENT AND DISPOSAL

  1. To Ensure that Assets are tracked and their disposal is not a source of corruption
  2. To ensure that procurement is done by law and the commission has powers to stop any tender processes at any point when concerns are raised and ensure procurement is not used to give rewards by procurement of unnecessary items and ensure it is within the 30% Operations level if used for operations and if used for the Mandate of 70% it is in acceptable and value for money.

QUESTION 8 - What are your views on the Enhancement of ASSET TRACKING, DISPOSAL AND LAWFUL PROCUREMENT as suggested by FreeKenya and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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QUESTION 9- ENHANCEMENT OF POLITICAL PARTIES –

  1. To Ensure political parties are professionally run…  
  2. Proposal on restructure of their management to bring in ideology, policy driven interactions, financing their operations and making them non-personality driven and non-tribal in nature.

QUESTION 9 - What are your views on the Enhancement of POLITICAL PARTIES as suggested by FreeKenya and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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QUESTION 10 – TACKLING CORRUPTION  

  1. Once National Values and Principles of Governance are enforceable and once political parties have stringent requirements for issues as the ground will have shifted to issues based as opposed to personality and monetary fed campaigning, corruption will be getting tackled already.  
  2. Cases of corruption starting with the judge having a first sitting with the parties on camera to assess the quality of the evidence available and officially putting the accused in their defense formally. The case should be concluded within a year and the accused will lose some privileges including traveling and presiding of official duties and will be given percentage of their earnings. If the case involves KES 100 Million or more, it is an economic crime against humanity carrying an automatic live imprisonment.
  3. All declaration of wealth will be done publically for those who want to run for political office and will be verified by a multi-departmental agency including CBK, KRA, Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Lands, Public Service Commission etc.      

QUESTION 10 - What are your views on the TACKLING CORRUPTION as suggested by FreeKenya and How would you like this to be developed?  Share & Discuss your views

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QUESTION 10+1 ANY OTHER VIEW IN ANY AREA OF THE CONSTITUTION?

QUESTION 10 +1 - Share & Discuss your views. Let others comment on your views and if they ae popular FreeKenya will see that they are included in the discussions about the Amendment Bill

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