Why #WanjikuReferendum is trending on Twitter
Kenyans on Twitter are calling for a referendum to reduce the country’s huge wage bill.
Using hashtag #WanjikuReferendum, tweeps are giving their many reasons as to why the constitution needs to be changed.
A majority of those in support are calling for the reduction in the number of wards and constituencies in every county.
They blamed over representation as the reason for the ballooned wage bill and the rise of corruption in both the national and county governments.
County governments have budgeted for luxury vehicles, palatial homes for Governors, and huge sums for entertainment allowances plus benefits for Members of County Assemblies that are not sanctioned by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission. #WanjikuReferendum
— Kevin Munyui (@Aquaprentise) September 28, 2018
My MP Kinangop never speaks in Bunge, I am not even sure he has given his maiden speech yet. Recently a vocal MP from Kiambu confused the guy for a parliament staffer.
They do not even consider him when giving bribes ??
— Polycarp Hinga® ?? (@PolycarpHinga) September 28, 2018
Kenyan budget in summary
30% chinese and other loans repayment
Wasee tujiangalie @RealShinski
— MugamboWaAfrica (@MugamboWaAfrica) September 28, 2018
This #WanjikuReferendum calls are myopic. We cannot scrap people’s representation because it’s expensive. We have not dealt with corruption that eats majority of the KES at KES 700B a year.
Devolution is here to stay. Centralized power is wrong for Kenya. pic.twitter.com/NuTFrbOFgi
— SokoAnalyst (@SokoAnalyst) September 28, 2018
— Rein (@Asamoh_) September 28, 2018
My views on #WanjikuReferendum let have
290 mps who will be working in counties
AND WE DO AWAY WITH mcas and women reps
— AssHole and 59Others (@elnino_drama) September 28, 2018
#WanjikuReferendum ; FACT; The first Kenyan Constitution was amended 23 times; the American Constitution has been amended 27 times and the Indian Constitution 98 times.
— Kibet Benard (@KibetBenard_) September 28, 2018