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Uhuru asks rebel Jubilee governors to resign

08 September 2014, 09:26

Kericho - President Uhuru Kenyatta Sunday told Jubilee governors supporting the referendum to resign and go back to the ballot using a ticket from a different party.

The President said the governors were betraying the Jubilee government by going against its position in their call for the referendum to have county funds increased, yet they were elected on a Jubilee ticket.

Also read: TNA governors warned against supporting referendum

Governors have accused both President Kenyatta and his deputy William of not being committed to the implementation of devolution and have blamed the ruling coalition’s MPs of passing laws to weaken it.

Last month, Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria asked The National Alliance (TNA) party to crack the whip on its governors and Members of County Assemblies who were the referendum.

He said the governors and MCAs should be loyal to the party that supported them in last year’s polls and stop criticizing the Jubilee government.

Kuria urged the governors to set foot on development projects instead of fighting with the national government.

Also read: Kuria wants TNA referendum supporters punished

Governors have vowed to push for a national referendum to have the money allocated to counties increased.

They want the amount increased from the current minimum of 15% national revenue to 45%.

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