Jubilee to support referendum fronted by clergymen
19 August 2014, 21:01
Nairobi - The Jubilee coalition will only support a referendum calling for an amendment of the constitution being fronted by religious leaders, Kieni MP James Mathenge-Kanini Kega.
Kega said the coalition can give attention to constitutional issues raised by clergymen since they were also calling for amendment of some sections before its promulgation in 2010.
He explained that it would have been understandable if the religious leaders who opposed the draft constitution were the ones spearheading the quest for an amendment.
Speaking at Narumoru PCEA hall in his constituency, the MP said referendum quest by the opposition is determined to ‘renovate’ its leader Raila Odinga politically.
He spoke during an Uwezo Fund women sensitization meeting which was attended by more than 300 women.
The MP further accused the opposition of being insincere in the referendum push, noting that the same politicians who campaigned for the Constitution in 2010 were the same now faulting the Supreme Law.
He added that the referendum would be an expensive affair that the country can ill afford in the face of other pressing social programs.
While urging his constituents to reject the calls, Kega claimed that the demands were only driven by self-interests and a desire to distract the Government from fulfilling its mandate.
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