Lusaka urges leaders to stop referendum debate


Lusaka urges leaders to stop referendum debate

In Summary

  • Speaker Lusaka said that corruption and politics of constitutional amendment would derail the development agenda.
  • We must, as a country, decide  to choose either development or politics. And with politics, you realize just how divided we get once we go that route. It would be retrogressive to the recent handshake and hug.

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has urged the country and leaders to remain focused on the Big Four Agenda.

Speaking when he joined Christian faithful at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Ngegu in Kiambu County for Mass and a fundraiser, Speaker Lusaka said corruption and politics of constitutional amendment would derail the development agenda.

“We must, as a country, decide  to choose either development or politics. And with politics, you realize just how divided we get once we go that route. It would be retrogressive to the recent handshake and hug,” said Lusaka.

“As you heard the President say on Madaraka Day, all arms of Government are united to end the cancer of corruption. This will ensure that the Big Four is realized.”

Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu said before anyone talks about referendum, he or she need to put on the table Ksh.10 to cover the cost.

“We do not have funds to go to a referendum. The Government is focused on delivering the Big Four,” said Governor Waititu.

“The other day, I was talking to DP Ruto, and I told him to keep an eye out for Raila. Nilimwambia hata watu wakiambiwa wafunge macho waombe, asifunge…(I told hime that even while praying he should not close his eyes.”

These remarks come after sections of the media two days ago, reported that the former Prime Minister asked the Muslim Community in the Coast to support the handshake “as they wait for referendum”.

On his part, Kikuyu Township MP Kimani wa Ichung’wa, said “I was taken aback when I heard Raila mention referendum.”

Speaker Lusaka contributed Ksh.1 million on behalf of the Deputy President and his personal contribution of Ksh.300,000 to go towards construction of the Church. Over Ksh5 million was raised in total.

Other leaders present included Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi; Kiambu Central MP Jude Njomo, Kiambu Woman Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba among others.

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