Mudavadi weighs in on Constitution amendment debate

Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi called on those fronting referendum to ensure it is for the interest of the common citizens.

Speaking at Metro Church in Nakuru East Sub County where he attended a Sunday service, the ANC leader said Kenyans are burdened with the harsh economic times hence any amendments to the constitution should be people centered.

He says as much as the referendum issue is being fronted by various parties among them the Punguza Mizigo and BBI initiatives, the move should be aimed at bringing value to the common citizens.

“It is clear that Kenyans are fed up hence need for referendum but the push for referendum should be for the interests of the ordinary Kenyans who are feeling the pain” said Mudavadi.

He once again faulted Dr.Ekuro Aukot’s Bill that seeks to reduce the number of constituencies by merging.

According to Mudavadi, such a move will inconvenience service delivery to the citizens.He was however quick to point out that Kenyans will have the last decision on the issue on whether to allow reduction or not.

The ANC party leader who was accompanied by Nakuru County assembly Speaker Joel Maina Kairu and MCAs Peter Mbae(Kabazi) and Wilbur Onyango Kivumbini reiterated that indeed Kenyans are burdened with harsh economy.

He attributed some of the challenges the country is facing to poor implementation of the new constitution.

While noting that the counties were suffering with no resources being channeled down from the National government, Mudavadi wondered why health was devolved yet matters of procurement still remain with the National government.

“Some of the challenges we are facing are due to the fact that we have failed to fully implement the new constitution. For instance we have health devolved but then the procurement still remains with National government” he said.

On the ongoing fight on graft, Mudavadi who once served as Finance Minister lauded the moves being taken by government but called on Kenyans to support the President on the same.

While slamming those coming out to defend a few who have been implicated, called on the Judiciary to speed up on cases touching on corruption so that Kenyans can have confidence in the Institution.

“A corrupt individual is a corrupt individual and we should not take it as if it is an attack on any community. We support the President on fight on graft and we call upon the Judiciary to also act” said the ANC leader.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:ANC Party leader Musalia Mudavadi arrives at Nakuru’s Metro Church for Sunday service.


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