Monday August 26, 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta once again waded into the murky constitutional amendment debate, throwing his weight behind the push for a referendum which is spearheaded by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Speaking at the Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) church in Nairobi, Uhuru, who has been pro-changes in the current Constitution, again stressed on the need for a review.

He said that there is dire need for Kenyans to take a look into their laws and only pick the best ones that can enhance unity and at the same time discard the not so good ones.

“What comes from unity is for us to sit together as Kenyans and say let us look at laws that govern us, which laws are good for us, which laws are not good for the country and let us rectify them,” said Uhuru.

He added that Kenyans cannot just sit around pretending that all is well and wait for God to descend and address their problems, but should handle this one of their own.

The Head of State observed that the current Constitution to some extent disrespects the rights of some Kenyans, and there is need for Kenyans to come up with a new one that can embrace all Kenyans.

"The only thing that will safeguard us is ensuring we have a Constitution that respects, that stands for the rights and believes of all 42 tribes,” he added.

The same has been the argument from Raila's side, which wants the expansion of the executive to accommodate more individuals and a return to the parliamentary governance system.

However, the changes are facing opposition from the side of Deputy President William Ruto.


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