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Poll Question: Are politicians misinterpreting the Proposed Constitution?

LETTERS
By | July 6th 2010

Church leaders are dishonest. If they get their way, they should tell us what would happen to those of us who support abortion in case of a medical emergency. Abortion is not always the result of promiscuous, casual or unprotected sex. I would rather lose my unborn child than my spouse and child.

{AG, United Kingdom}

Yes, some politicians are misleading the public who are thirsty for a change. This change can only come from the Proposed Constitution.

{Maureen Kanyisa, Kenya}

Yes. How does a politician who participated in the drafting turn and mislead Kenyans that abortion is allowed in the constitution? Abortion is only permitted when the life of the mother is in danger. Shame on such leaders.

{Thomas Onyango, Kenya}

It is shameful for our leaders, particularly in the Red camp to claim they are representing us while in the real sense, they are representing their own selfish interests. If our leaders were honest, they would embrace the changes we are pushing for through the proposed law.

{Henry Koech, Kenya}

A few politicians have read the draft and understood it. The majority have not read the entire document thus they pick selective articles and misinterpret them with no reference to the whole document. The articles on land and abortion are heavily misquoted.

{Leila, Kenya}

Yes. This is normal in competitive politics and all manner of lies and half-truths will be spread until August 4. The Greens will not tell the whole truth and neither will the Reds.

{Ambrose Lamaon, Kenya}

Some ‘No’ proponents are inciting and scaring Kenyans with baseless claims.

{Hassan Ragah, Kenya}

Kenyans must read and understand the Proposed Constitution before deciding how to vote. Vote ‘Yes’ if you believe the new constitution will be helpful to you or vote ‘No’ if you believe the draft is no good. But don’t vote in a particular way because your MP said so. He wants your vote to help him someday.

{Gordon Okumu, Kenya}

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