Former Machakos County Senator Johnstone Muthama urges Kenyans not to be convinced into accepting the push for the referendum if its aimed at creating more political seats.
Muthama says the country does not need the creation of more political seats to satisfy the political class.
Muthama was speaking in Tala, Kangundo, Machakos County in a burial of Mzee Joseph Mukanza where he vowed to oppose the push for constitutional changes by the greedy politicians according to him.
“If you ask me I will tell you that Kenyans do not want a referendum that is focused on creating jobs for the political class,” he said.
Muthama added that Kenya’s problems can only be solved through electoral reforms.
Muthama also called upon the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) which is co-chaired by Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji and his Busia counterpart Amos Wako not to focus on referendum.
“What we want to see is electoral reforms, equitable resource sharing, end to impunity, serious fight against corruption and an end to tribalism,” he stated.
The BBI team refuted media claims that it has already agreed for the country to hold a referendum.
The team said it is still collecting and compiling views from Kenyans and will hand over its final report to President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in October.
The team which is lead by Haji has assured Kenyans that its final report will not be influenced by the political class.