Various groups have also been calling for a referendum for different reasons, including the need to tame the soaring public wage bill, open the door to a parliamentary system of government, strengthen devolution and redress electoral injustices.
Yesterday, the plebiscite push- believed to be the baby of NASA leader Raila Odinga - gained momentum after Deputy President William Ruto jumped on the bandwagon through measured public statements.
The bid has gained momentum as the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), which was unveiled following the political truce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leaders Raila Odinga, started collecting views from the public on areas of natio...
Mounting calls for a referendum to change the Kenyan Constitution in order to rearrange the executive structure, strengthen devolution and fix election related conflicts have divided political leaders down the middle.
Yesterday, National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, an ally of the DP, said calls for the referendum are a distraction to the development agenda and a clandestine way of creating positions for some people.
Calls for a referendum to reduce the number of elected representatives in the country has divided Jubilee Party, with MPs allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta backing the plebiscite push that is opposed by his deputy William Ruto.
An MP has launched an ambitious bid to reduce the number of Cabinet slots from the current 22 to 14, and wants the CSs to be picked from the National Assembly.
Raila is camping in the county for two day to campaign for ODM senatorial aspirant Ochillo Ayacko in a by-election after the death of the former senator Ben Oluoch Okello.
National Assembly Minority Whip Junet Mohamed Sunday welcomed the DP’s change of tune but described as “irrelevant” conditions his allies have given in exchange to fully support the amendment to the supreme law.
The calls for a referendum by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader has received a boost after National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) joined the push.
Kenyans on social media were of Friday divided in opinion after political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi said ODM party leader Raila Odinga is right on push for a referendum.
Former presidential aspirant and Thirdway Alliance Kenya party leader Ekuru Aukot has put into action his call for a referendum to change the Constitution by commencing collection of required one million signatures.
Last week, National Assembly Majority chief whip Ben Washiali backed the calls and said a referendum will enable Kenyans to do away with the winner-takes-all system of government.
Nominated MP Maina Kamanda on Sunday told off National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale over his comments against a proposed referendum to relook at the 2010 Constitution.
A referendum to change the Constitution of Kenya is looming after ex-presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot's search for one million signatures surpassed the 500,000 mark on Wednesday, October 3.
The Jubilee MPwho is a renowned critic of Raila stated the former prime minister was right on seeking to amend the Kenya Constitution of 2010, saying it had burdened ordinary Kenyans with duplication of legislative positions.
, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 4 – Calls for a referendum to reduce the number of representatives in the country continue to spark sharp division among elected leaders and even ordinary citizens.
The outspoken COTU boss said the current constitution is a big burden to Kenyans making it difficult for the president to run the government without increasing public debt.
At the heart of the renewed rivalry between Opposition leader Raila Odinga and DP William Ruto is the push for a referendum, government appointments, closeness with the President and 2022 politics, Saturday Standard has learned.
Calls for a referendum to amend the Constitution has split Jubilee lawmakers, with Majority leader Aden Duale sharply disagreeing with Chief Whip Benjamin Washiali.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria said Kenyans needed a constitutional change to reduce the number of elected leaders as a means of cutting down on the high national budget.