President Kenyatta rubbishes Raila’s push for referendum
President Uhuru Kenyatta has dismissed calls for a referendum saying it wont solve the problems facing Kenyans insisting that instead focus should be on the Big Four agenda.
His remarks, made in Nairobi on Friday, has been perceived as a blow to opposition leader Raila Odinga who has lately been fronting for changes in the constitution.
“I have no time to run around telling people to change the Constitution. It won’t solve the problems we have. But engaging with the private sector on manufacturing like we are doing, I will,” the president said.
The president’s position is a big boost for his deputy William Ruto, who has also rejected this idea arguing there is no need to change the laws so as ‘to offer a few people’ privileged seats.
There have been proposals from some quarters to have the constitution change to among other things create a new position of Prime Minister which will be occupied President Kenyatta once he vacates the presidency.
Meanwhile, President Kenyatta also thrown his weight behind besieged Nairobi governor Mike Sonko, by stating he was is planning to dissolve the capital’s county government as some have been encourage him to do.