No turning back on referendum, says Raila
Kakamega, Kenya: The push for a referendum gained momentum Thursday when former Prime Minister Raila Odinga said there is no turning back. In his first visit to Kakamega County since the March 2013 elections, the former Prime Minister called for referendum to empower and strengthen the Senate in order to protect county governments. He said the provincial administration had no role to play since the county governments were up and running.
Raila, who was speaking after meeting Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya in his office, said devolved governments had to be freed from the interference of the provincial administration. “We cannot accept a situation where the provincial administration officers are retained but with different titles,” said Raila.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The StandardSimilar Stories