Governors to rally Cord senators in referendum push- Rutto
Governor's Council Chairman Isaac Rutto addresses the media after a meeting on devolution of funds at the Stanley Hotel Nairobi August 23, 2013. He said governors have vowed to work closely with the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy senators to push for a referendum. Mr Rutto accuses senators allied to the ruling alliance of backing out because their Cord counterparts had come on board.
Jubilee senators pulled out of the push for the vote on Tuesday after meeting Deputy President William Ruto at his home in Karen. They said they will explore other ways to realise higher allocation of funds to the devolved units.
However, Mr Rutto, also Bomet Governor, said they will work with the Cord senators and others willing to support empowerment of the 47 counties. He accused senators allied to the ruling alliance of backing out because their Cord counterparts had come on board.
“If every other time you have an idea and your opponent agrees with it you leave it will you ever implement anything? In fact you should be happy because you have at least agreed on one thing. We are going to go ahead with this idea.
We will not run away from it because Cord agrees with us,” he said Friday during a meeting organised for governors by the Katiba Institute, Centre for Law and Research International and Constitution and Reform Education Consortium at the Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily NationSimilar Stories