The Speaker of the National Assembly, Justin Muturi has challenged those calling for referendum to seek advice from the law makers before making calls for it.
Speaking during a fund raiser at Busia Catholic Church on Sunday, Muturi said no serious arrangements and preparations had been put in place towards the push for a referendum.
“I have not seen any serious movement except that of Ekuru Aukot seeking for referendum,” he said, adding that such a move should raise 1 million signatures and present them to the electoral body for approval.
He termed the current utterances by a section of politicians calling for referendum as mere notice of intention adding that referendum is not a walk in the park.
“So if it is their desire let them come so that we talk,” he said, adding that there will be need to visit at least 24 counties and seek views of the Members of the County Assemblies concerning the issue.
The Speaker added that he had not seen any earnest preparations for constitutional change, arguing that what is currently going on is meant to excite the public.
The Busia Governor, Sospeter Ojaamong assured the residents that over shs.100 million had been set aside for cleanup of the town and opening of the drainage system.
“I also have funds for renovation of the health facilities and we are engaging contractors,” he said, adding that the facilities had been supplied with drugs.
The Ugenya MP, David Ochieng’ urged Kenyans to be united and shun divisive politics.
Ochieng’ added that there is no need of politicking continuously at the expense of development.
“In my opinion, if there will be referendum, then let us hold it together with the 2022 general elections,” he said.
By Salome Alwanda