Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi has told off politicians who are leading the talks for referendum, warning they might end up dividing the country.
Mudavadi said politicians have taken over the clamour for the referendum decision at the expense of the majority of Kenyans who should own and be part of the process.
He further stated that the decision and discussions around the process should be made all-inclusive but not to be left to the political elite.
“We must make sure discussions around the referendum do not become a divisive debate,” he said on Sunday after a service at House of Grace along Lang’ata Road in Nairobi.
“As politicians, we do not have the monopoly on what ails the country. There are other Kenyans who have solutions on what affects the country. In fact, politicians are more of a problem than a solution in certain circumstances.”
Mudavadi added that about 80 percent of the nation is made up of the youths, and it is sad that they are not involved in the whole process.
He demanded that their plight be put forward as part of what needs review.
“As we talk about changing the law, I want that 80 percent of the population to be involved. In all these debates around the Constitution, and even in the framework of the Building Bridges Initiative, where is the face of the 80 percent of Kenya’s population … Where is it?”
The ANC was also worried of the unemployment rate in Kenya saying that more than eight million able Kenyans do not have jobs.
Regarding public facilities, Mudavadi said that the politicians should be focused on how to improve the health, debt crisis, IEBC and education sectors rather than putting their interest in the constitution to benefit them.
“Let the Kenyan people start asking us politicians talking about the referendum what is in it for them as the majority. Those answers must start coming out, and how do they come out? They will come out through an inclusive process, not a process perceived to be for a few people,” he said.
This comes after a serious exchange of words that have been witnessed between the opposition and the Deputy president’s side.