Leaders from Western Kenya opposed to calls for a referendum to amend the Constitution

Leaders from Western Kenya have said they are opposed to calls for a referendum to amend the Constitution that will create more positions for some individuals.

Led by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula, the leaders said they will not support a referendum for “self-resurrection of some leaders”.

Speaking at Terem Primary School and Butonge High School grounds in Bungoma County on today after the commissioning of Terem-Chwele-Nalondo Water Supply Project, the leaders said they will not support any efforts to amend the Constitution to create more positions.

The commissioning of the water project, that was funded at a cost of Sh500 million by the government of South Korea and Kenya, was presided over Deputy President William Ruto.

“We will not allow the Constitution to be amended for self-resurrection. We want change to be for the people and not for those leaders who want to revive resurrect politically,” said Mr Wetangula.