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26 July 2017 16:41 (South Africa)

Kenya seeks to cut president’s powers

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Kenya's president faces a huge reduction in his powers, after a bloody election in 2007 saw some 1,300 people killed and many tens of thousands more made homeless. The plans are outlined under a newly published draft constitution, which would put the prime minister in charge of day-to-day government business, while the president would be nominal head of the government. The country is currently run by a unity government comprising bitter rivals, Prime Minister Raila Odinga and President Mwai Kibaki. Neither has said whether he would back the plans, despite the US and International Criminal Court threatening harsh action if reforms are not pushed through soon. Read more: BBC, BBC

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