MUTULA: Referendum could be Nasa’s next course of action after election debacle
Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior has hinted at the need for a referendum to address the dispute on presidential elections.
Mutula tweeted the proposal hours before the Nasa leadership led by outgoing Machakos senator Johnson Muthama said they would “announce the next course of action at the appropriate time.”
The Makueni senator’s tweet also proposed a devolution change to be addressed in a referendum.
A referendum to allocate more resources to counties & change of governance is one is the solutions to the curse of presidential elections
— Sen Mutula KilonzoJR (@SenMutula) August 12, 2017
The tweet was shared by hundreds and received hundreds of comments as Kenyans online weighed in on the proposal:
What happens if more resources are placed under these governors esp. with the poor oversight we’ve had the last 4.5yrs?
— David Chege (@dauticn) August 12, 2017
Why change because Raila did not win? Constitutions are for posterity not to nurse individual political egos.
— Pat Warimo (@wakabiro8907) August 12, 2017
From the voting patterns many people believe in tribes as the basic unit of society….this is not a constitutional problem
— Dan Muchai (@muchey) August 12, 2017
That should be okay bt we also need to put mechanisms to ensure wastage in the counties is reduced
— Gichumbi (@mwangid) August 12, 2017
We agree that allocation of resources remains an issue but my senior, don’t you think it’s a bit too early to call for a referendum?
— Bryan Yusuf (@bryanyusuf) August 12, 2017
We need more accountability checks before devolving more funds. As for governance, the right to voting should be left to citizens
— Ndiang’ui Maina (@tonyndiangui) August 12, 2017
There is no curse of presidential elections.It is just that some losers will never accept results when they lose.Once gone, we’ll be OK.
— Kenya Conscience (@KenyaConscience) August 12, 2017
I suggest we stop electing presidents by majority votes. And if we have to, let the presidency be a one year thing like in Switzerland
— WEKESA LEONARD (@Weksir2050) August 12, 2017
Kenyans are not willing to go to referendum. Remember there was #OkoaKenya.
— Emmanuel Kimemia (@kimemianjuguna) August 12, 2017
I look upon you to kick start that process, it’s high time we change how we govern ourself for all non-discriminatory inclusivity.
— Kong (@maina_nicks) August 12, 2017