Kenya is not ready to go into referendum – Senator Susan Kihika

Kenya is looking forward to carrying out its development agenda and not another round of politicking in a referendum.

Senator Susan Kihika speaking at PCEA Tabuga church in Ndundori this Sunday said it was wrong for some politicians to push for a referendum to create extra political seats.

“It’s in fact evil, to even talk of a referendum. There’s so much that the county wants to achieve at this point in time. We don’t want to be dragged back into another campaign,” said the Senator addressing those in attendance.

Senator Kihika was addressing worshippers and other guests at a church function presided over by the Deputy President William Ruto. The function which neither the Governor nor his Deputy attended was graced by eight Nakuru MPs, the Women Rep, an MP from Nyeri and another from Kiambu and the County Assembly of Nakuru Speaker, Joel Kairu.

Several Nakuru Members of County Assembly (MCAs) were also present and also a few from Transzoia led by their deputy speaker.

The senator also took a swipe at the Independence Electoral and Boundaries Commission saying Kenyans had lost confidence in the lawyer Wafula Chebukati led body.

“We really appreciate the IEBC for taking us through the 2017 elections successfully. However, the recent resignations by most of its commissioners make us doubt the ability of the body to carry out its next assignment which is the boundaries review,” said Senator Susan Kihika.

While inviting the DP to address the congregation, Senator Kihika raised the issue of the Mawanga-Murunyu road which she said had become a huge challenge to the residents due to its poor state.

“Hon. Deputy President, we have just one request as people of Dundori. The Murunyu – Mawanga road has become a huge headache for us. We know there already is a contractor but what we would request is that some part of the roadworks starts from the other side to hasten the process,” said the senator.

In his speech, the DP promised that within two months, road works will commence on the Murunyu road.