Parastatals involved in county functions will either be scrapped or restructured if Parliament passes the recommendations of the revised Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.
The BBI team feels that rationalisation of entities owned by the state and are under devolved functions will bring an end to ‘duplicated roles’ as it expands the executive.
“Parastatals carrying out county functions should either be wound up or restructured. This should be synchronised with the implementation of the already completed parastatals reforms policy,” the report reads.
The task force chaired by Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji, is recommending a full implementation of the Presidential Task Force on Parastatal Reforms.
ODM leader Raila Odinga is the captain of the BBI team, a product of his handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Odinga who is using the BBI politics ‘to gauge’ his 2022 presidential run is championing for full implementation of the report.
Implementation of the BBI report will scrap many parastatals currently under the Devolution, Agriculture, Water and Roads ministries and headquartered in Nairobi.
The task force was appointed by President Kenyatta on July 23, 2013, to review and recommend policies on management and governance of State corporations.
The task force’s BBI report will scrap parastatal then rationalise and consolidate State corporations to meet Vision 2030.
The report proposes the formation of a Government Investment Corporation as a deliberate measure to separate commercial activities from the non-commercial roles of policy making, regulation and service delivery.
The reports comes at the time when KEMSA, another state corporation is involved in multi billion scandals after the senior staff colluded with officials from the Ministry of Health to loot covid-19 funds.