Kenya split over calls to change law before 2022


By The EastAfrican
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Mounting calls for a referendum to change the Kenyan Constitution in order to rearrange the executive structure, strengthen devolution and fix election related conflicts have divided political leaders down the middle.

While opposition leader Raila Odinga insists that the country must hold a referendum, Deputy President William Ruto is opposed to it, saying it would put the country in perpetual election mode. President Uhuru Kenyatta remains ambivalent on the issue.

A referendum would serve as a test run for the 2022 presidential election, with all indications being that Mr Ruto would lead those opposed to the constitutional amendments.

The top leadership of President Kenyatta’s ruling Jubilee Party — leader of the majority in the National Assembly Aden…

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