KALONZO says that he will not support referendum to scrap the Senate and MCAs seats! It is Governors who have squandered all the money

Wednesday October 3, 2018 - Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has said that he will not support a constitutional amendment that will scrap the Senate and abolish MCA seats.

Speaking at Our Lady of Rosary Catholic Church in Mua Hills, Machakos County, on Tuesday, Mr Musyoka said such institutions should instead be strengthened for the oversight role.

“When the time for the debate on the amendment of the Constitution comes, I will stand and oppose any attempts to erode the benefits of devolution," Kalonzo said.

He added that the debate on doing away with nominated members of the Senate and County Assemblies will be counterproductive in addressing the gender balance issue.

The former VP said the greatest threat to devolution is corruption and misuse of public funds by some Governors.

He said if the Government continues to fight corruption, then there is no need of scraping the Senate and abolishing MCA post.

“To me, the issue is not of the wage bill but of monies looted by Governors.”

“That is why we need to stand with President [Uhuru] Kenyatta in his fight against corruption."

While giving the example of Migori Governor Okoth Obado, who has been implicated in a Sh2.5 billion corruption scandal, he said there are many more Governors with similar cases.


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