Aukot close to 1 million signatures for referendum

Thirdway has proposed a referendum to introduce a seven-year-one-term presidency, install 194 members of the National Assembly and the Senate, down from the current 417, abolish nominations in both Houses, as well as impose a life sentence on people convicted of corruption and theft of public funds.

~ Daily Nation

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William Ruto makes abrupt about turn, supports push for referendum

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