Members of parliament have vowed to support calls for a referendum to amend the Constitution if it aims at improving the lives of Kenyans. Over 25 members of parliament said they are not scared of the exercise so long as its focus is to create employment opportunities for Kenyans and not a few individuals.
Speaking at Kaproret in Bureti, Kericho County during an inter-denominational church service cum a thanksgiving event for Kericho Women Rep Florence Bore on Sunday, the leaders said they were focused on activities aimed at transforming the lives of Kenyans.
The MPs were Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Purity Ngirici, (Kirinyaga), Catherine Waruguru (Laikipia), Halima Mucheke (nominated), Faith Gitau (Nyandarua), Tecla Tum (Nandi), Joyce Kameme (Machakos), Hillary Kosgei (Kipkellion West), Joseph Limo (Kipkelion East), Japeth Mutai (Bureti), Kipsengeret Koros (Soin/Sigowet), and Nelson Koech (Belgut) among others as the Deputy President William Ruto witnessed.
“We want to make it clear that we are not scared to go for a referendum to amend the Constitution so long as we are told how it will help Kenyans,” said Mr Ichungwa. Ms Dullo criticised those calling for a referendum to change the Constitution and yet the existing one had not been fully implemented eight years after its approval by Kenyans.