Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria and his Mathira counterpart Rigathi Gachagua have differed over Deputy President William Ruto's political future in light of a possible referendum.
Moses Kuria, Rigathi Gachagua in heated showdown over DP Ruto
DP William Ruto becomes a controversial subject
Rigathi has insisted that he will not support a constitutional referendum because it is aimed at creating posts for a few individuals while locking out others.
Rigathi further advised his Gatundu counterpart to quit campaigning for the referendum when the people are yet to understand what changes are to be made.
"I want to urge my brother Kuria to go and tell those preparing this document to bring it first to us so that we can read it because we shall not support it if it's meant to create posts for certain individuals and not to improve the economic welfare of our people," the Mathira member stated.
DP Ruto will be Safe
Kuria, on the other hand, insisted that the referendum is the only way to go for the sake of achieving an all-inclusive government.
"When the time comes, let's expand posts through constitutional change so that we can accommodate all.
"There has been endless political squabbles because many people around the country feel isolated when one of their own has not taken the post of the president," Kuria stated.
He further gave an assurance that DP Ruto will not be affected by the referendum.
"Our brothers from Rift Valley should know that our intention is not lock out the DP through the anticipated change of law.
"We were initially opposed to the formation of counties as a region but we have now seen how useful they are and it is in the same way they shall find our proposal [to be good] once effected," Kuria assured.
The referendum has been championed by special AU envoy Raila Odinga among other prominent politicians.
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