Senator Orengo confirms July referendum after Uhuru, Raila meeting

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Siaya Senator James Orengo has announced Kenya will go to the First Amendment plebiscite in July this year. On Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga held a three hour meeting ever a possibility of the referendum by July this year, after the BBI temporarily ran into hurdles.

” I am sure, almost as night follows the day, that come July this year we will have a referendum,” the Minority leader in the Senate said on Sunday night.

Orengo, who is a close ally of Raila Odinga and a key member of the joint JLAC committee castigated the One Kenya Alliance, saying the group was slowing down the referendum process, by mixing it with 2022 politics.

”If you look at what they are doing, is focus on 2022. We are saying if you mix these two things you cannot properly achieve the referendum as far as time-bound is concerned,” Senator Orengo said.

However, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has reminded the Orange party they cannot own the document, and that it is owned by Kenyans.

”You cant own this document. It does not belong to the PM or the President. It is Kenyans’ and we are also supporting it,” the Nairobi Senator said.

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