National Accord and Reconciliation Act, No 4 of 2008 and the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Act, 2008, were passed and given assent by the President and became effective on March 20.The Acts demand that there be a Prime Minister and that the coalition Government reflect the parliamentary strength of the respective parties and that there be “…portfolio balance.”
As the new law states, the Prime Minister is automatically the parliamentary leader of the largest political party.
Therefore, the coalition government is based on the pro rata parliamentary strength of each political party forming the coalition. The coalition comprises ODM, PNU, ODM Kenya and Kanu, their shares in the coalition in the same descending order and including portfolio balance. ODM is therefore the senior partner.....
DONALD B. KIPKORIR has this in details in his DN article