Irungu disowns referendum push
30 September 2013, 16:24
Laikipia - Laikipia County governor, Joshua Irungu Wakahora, on Saturday exempted himself from the group of governors pushing for a referendum.
Speaking at Ol Joigi area, on the outskirts of Nanyuki town, Irungu said he was not convinced of going back at the ballot box just six months after the general elections.
“Kenyans are tired of elections and are not willing to go back to elections mood again. They now want to see the government they ushered in deliver their promises. Going back to political campaigns is letting the public down,” he said.
Though he asserted that the County governments needed more powers for effective delivery of services to the people, he said this is not the right time to demand those powers.
According to Irungu, members of the public just want development projects to be implemented irrespective of who is instituting and offering them.
The governor reiterated that he and Laikipia residents are not in support of the referendum.
“It is the high time that elected leaders worked and avoided playing politics which will halt service delivery to the public,” he said adding that people are eagerly waiting to see their performance.
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