Coast leaders divided over push for referendum
29 August 2014, 21:00
Nairobi - A section of CORD leaders from the coastal region and who are anti-referendum polls have increasingly shown their disinterest on the move for the opposition to push for a national referendum.
The leaders have demanded for a proper explanation on how the opposition should collect signatures from the public without enlightening them on the importance of going for the campaigns.
Some of those who are opposed to the poll are the Kilifi North Mp Gideon Mungaro,Kilifi Women rep Asha Jumwa,his counterpart the Kilifi south Mustapha Iddi have said there was need for elected leaders to focus on development rather than going for elections.
“Kama kuna billioni nane za referendum, leta barabara zitengenezwe badala ya kura"Hatutapewa amri na mtu yeyote kuhusu mambo ya pwani"said Kilifi North MP Gideon Mungaro at Mkomani show grounds.
However some other leader from Mombasa County are still holding that referendum was the only option to save devolution.
Led by Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho has said he will work with jubilee government in terms of development.
“We will work closely with National government; politics is not enemity,"Said Governor Joho.
Joho said his government has put in place infrastructural development as the main agenda.
" We met with Infrastructure Cabinet secretary and the plan for roads in Mombasa is now clear"Joho added.
However Nyali Member of Parliament Awiti Bollo has challenged other leaders to prioritize development and stop blame game.
"Let us concentrate on development, because that is what informs modern politics," Awiti Bollo said.
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