Parties split over push for vote
PHOTO | FILE The chairman of the governors council Isaac Rutto and Nairobi county boss Evans Kidero at a recent press conference. Governors are calling for a referendum on devolution. The proposed referendum intended to empower the Senate and county governments took another political turn on Tuesday when a key Jubilee governor accused Cord of trying to hijack the initiative.
In what is proposed by Cord, the Head of Government will be elected by Parliament. But Mr Rutto said the referendum was the brainchild of governors who would not relinquish it to political groupings “fighting for their own survival’’.
I will not allow anybody to take it. We want to create structures that will safeguard and support devolution,” he said on phone.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily Nation