54pc of Kenyans oppose referendum – IPSOS poll

September 19, 2014 3:25 pm
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The poll released on Friday morning shows that 38 percent are supporting the referendum/FILE
The poll released on Friday morning shows that 38 percent are supporting the referendum/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 19 – A new survey released by IPSOS Kenya shows that 54 percent of Kenyans are opposed to the national referendum being pushed by CORD and the Council of Governors.

The poll released on Friday morning shows that 38 percent are supporting the referendum, agitating for the increase of funds for counties.

Those opposed to the referendum say it will be costly, while others cited the politics involved.

Others said the Kenyan constitution is too young to be mutilated.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee government have expressed opposition to the referendum drive, equating it a waste of public money and an unnecessary venture at this time.

He had suggested that instead the focus should be to help Kenya use its resources in a more useful manner.

CORD called a referendum during the Saba Saba rally at Uhuru Park on 13 key issues after demands for national dialogue with the government failed.

The Coalition further formed a committee tasked with collecting one million signatures across the country to come up with referendum questions.

The Governors on the other hand want more funds for the counties.

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