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After handshake, have dialogue, not beeline for the feeding trough NEVER MISS A STORY - 12 months ago, 16 Apr 22:30

Macharia Gaitho

We are hearing a lot of referendum talk. The message seems to be that that should be the natural outcome of the handshake diplomacy featuring President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition chief Raila Odinga. The problem is that nobody is exactly stating what the referendum question will be. We cannot have a referendum campaign when Kenyans have no idea what they are being asked to vote for. The latest woolly talk was heard over the weekend when a group of Orange Democratic Movement officials and legislators — including Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna and MPs Anthony Oluoch, Florence Mutua and George Aladwa — declared that Kenya would have a referendum whether Deputy President William Ruto likes it or not. REFERENDUM The fellows from Mr Odinga’s party, by the way, were not addressing a referendum campaign rally; they were at a fundraiser in aid of Nairobi’s Mariakani Christian Centre. It seems the ODM lot ...
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