A lot of falsehoods have been peddled around on the actual intention of theÂ proponents of the move to amend the constitution. Depending on which side of theÂ political divide one belongs to, objectivity is lost in the process.
It is a pity to realise that those who were agitating for the amendment have sacrificedÂ the good intentions they had for political expediency. The Sauls turned Pauls are aÂ classical example of watermelons where, while on the â€œcampaign trailâ€ (rememberÂ we were told itâ€™s too early to campaign) they shout themselves hoarse against theÂ move while silently, like the proverbial vulture, looking forward to reap from theÂ benefits of the plebiscite. This is political dishonesty.
Kenyans need to be told the truth and not fed with propaganda. The former PrimeÂ Minister just like any other Kenyan is entitled to state his position on mattersÂ touching the lives of ordinary Kenyans.Â Living in a country where political backstabbing and reneging of MOUs & gentlemenÂ agreements is the order of the day, the Government should stop the politicalÂ sideshows and tell Kenyans on how they intend to increase the share of revenue toÂ counties from the 15 per cent to over 4o per cent and anchoring this in law. Period.
These are the facts:
1: We want more money to go to the counties. Itâ€™s not referendum. Its money we areÂ talking about.
2: Jubilee knew people did not trust it with Devolution. After all Deputy PresidentÂ William Ruto had opposed the new constitution while President Uhuru Kenyatta wasÂ a water melon. That is why they promised 40 per cent to buy support. CORD knewÂ people trusted Raila Odinga with devolution so it did not have to prove a point!
3: The last time Ruto said No in a referendum, the No side lost. Ruto will lose againÂ about devolution.