Country won’t afford referendum, polls and census at one go: Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto gives a key note speech at the Chatham House in London whose theme was "Kenya's National Unity and Regional Intergration; Challenges of Inclusion, Growth and Change". He is with with Dr Nabeel Goheer from Commonwealth. PHOTO | REBECCA NDUKU | DPPS

What you need to know:

  • A member in the audience had asked him to address the question of a bloated wage bill in Kenya and whether he supports a referendum to streamline political positions and do away with the “winner takes it all” mentality politics.

Deputy President William Ruto has questioned the necessity of a referendum at a time when the country is planning to conduct an expensive census and boundary review before the next polls.


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