Exits will not deter Ruto from referendum push
21 August 2014, 08:05
Nairobi - The exits of some Governors from the referendum push will not deter Council of Governors chair Isaac Ruto from achieving his goal.
Governors allied to The National Alliance TNA wing of the Jubilee coalition have pulled out of the push for the referendum after pressure from top ranking officials as well as their electorate.
It thus means that the referendum push has hit a false start just a few days to the meeting by Members of County Assemblies MCA's in Nairobi to chart the way forward.
The exits though, eight in total, have not deterred Bomet Governor Ruto from achieving what he calls a necessity.
" We are still in consultation but things are still on the right path, he said Wednesday in Nairobi.
" It is not my view to comment on what other Governors feel about the referendum at the moment but we are still going on with our plans, he added.
Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, in calling it quits Wednesday, said that the timing was all wrong for a referendum and vowed to convince Governors from the URP party to abandon the push.
" At the moment, we need to focus on development. That is what is important to Kenyans.
" We all need to do the right thing and even though a referendum is a constitutional right, I just think that it will deter the country from development which is important, he added.
Governors are set to meet over the weekend at the Bomas of Kenya to try convince MCA's to join their plans, in what is set to be an explosive meeting.
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