Nairobi, March 2 -- President William Ruto and opposition Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition chief, Raila Odinga, are pushing for a seven-year term for senators in a bill that also seeks to establish the offices of Prime Minister and Official Leader of Opposition.

The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2023 proposes new oversight funds for senators and a shorter period for determining the expulsion of rebel elected leaders in instilling party discipline.

The bill - a product of the National Dialogue Committee (NADCO) report - is jointly sponsored by National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung'wah and his Minority colleague counterpart Opiyo Wandayi.

Mr Ichung'wah and Mr Wandayi have sponsored nine bills - the Constitution of ...