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Pivotal week for Governors in referendum push

18 August 2014, 07:57 William Korir

Nairobi - A pivotal week lies ahead in the push for a referendum by Governors as they seek to lobby for support to push through their agenda for more funds at County level.

The push for a referendum by Governors enters a crucial period, with the county bosses seeking to convince Members of County Assemblies MCA's to support their cause.

They will begin lobbying at County level Monday, in a process that will culminate in the County bosses forum to take place over the weekend at the Bomas of Kenya.

It is doubly important for the Governors to pull the MCA's on their side, especially those from Jubilee coalition strongholds, who have been threatened with disciplinary action if they support the referendum.

Pressure is building in central Kenya and the Rift Valley over support by Jubilee members for the referendum, which has been called truancy by senior officials.

" Any person seen to support the referendum is against the values of the Jubilee coalition and will be dealt with, Majority leader in Parliament Aden Duale said over the weekend.

But Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto, who is also the chair of the Council of Governors says that those supporting the referendum have a constitutional right to.

" A referendum is supported by the constitution and no amount of threats will derail it, he said.

" By saying that one cannot support the referendum is saying that one has no freedom of choice as supported by the constitution and that we have no freedom of democracy, which does not spell good news, he added.

The meetings this week between Governors and MCA's are meant to iron out the issues to be discussed come the weekend during the national forum.

" The feeling is that the referendum is okay, but there are issues to be ironed out before we move to national level, Ruto added.

MCA's have been promised several additions to their perks if they support the referendum to fruition, including raising their earning capability level to that of members of parliament.

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