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CORD governor vows to make door to door campaign for referendum

By By JOSEPH MASHA | August 20th 2013


Kilifi, Kenya: Kilifi County Governor Amason Kingi has vowed to make door to door campaign in his county to gather signatures which will push for a referendum to amend the constitution.

The governor said it was sad to see jubilee government drag in endorsing important bills which gives the county powers to manage their affairs and urged Kenyans to stand firm and fight for their rights

He said as a CORD governor, he will also lobby for support from fellow governors from the jubilee government to fight as a team to get the constitution reviewed.

‘Problems facing cord governors in terms of poor financial allocations from the central government also face jubilee governors and for that case, we need to join hands and have the constitution reviewed to give counties more powers’ said Kingi.

Kingi also hit at the government for taking all the responsibilities of managing the Kenya Highway Roads and the Rural Electrification programs.

‘President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to sign a Kenya gazette notice that all the highway roads and rural electricity program be managed by the central government was a clear move for his government to kill devolution’ said Mr Kingi.

The governor added that counties need to be given more powers to address problems which face people in their respective counties and not to have those services rendered from the national government.

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