Sunday July 21, 2019-Political analyst Herman Manyora has claimed that Deputy President William Ruto stands to benefit from the referendum push by Thirdway Alliance Party Leader Ekuru Aukot.
Venting on his YouTube channel, Manyora explained that if Aukot's plans go through then the country can't hold another plebiscite until 2022.
In his opinion, this would frustrate plans by ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga to hold a similar exercise to amend the Constitution.
"There are those who believe that if this referendum were to be undertaken, not even go through, just to be undertaken then it would make it nearly impossible for any other group, BBI and the handshake included, to bring another referendum to Kenyans before the next election."
"Therefore Ruto will have scored if the Thirdway Alliance was able to be taken to the people for a vote," Manyora explained.
Manyora went on to add that skeptics were claiming that the 'Punguza Mzigo' initiative would die before it reaches the County Assembly because of the many legal issues surrounding it.
"There are some legal issues that might arise including the manner of the signatures. "
"When people were appending them, were they signing on the bill or the issues or you had page one talking about the referendum and all other pages people were signing without evidence," he added.
The Kenyan DAILY POST