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Limuru MP wants Constitution amended before 2022 elections

Lawmaker urges those opposed to changes to the law to reconsider their stance

In Summary

• Mwathi asked politicians to stop politicising changes to the Constitution, saying some will have to be done before the next general elections.

• He said some of the individuals opposed the changes, including the Building Bridges Initiative, are doing it blindly

Labor and social welfare parliamentary committee chairman Peter Mwathi who is also Limuru MP speaks to journalists at Thugio primary school field on Friday.
Labor and social welfare parliamentary committee chairman Peter Mwathi who is also Limuru MP speaks to journalists at Thugio primary school field on Friday.
Image: GEORGE MUGO

Limuru MP Peter Mwathi has urged leaders to support changes to the Constitution that will impact the country's development and people's livelihoods.

Mwathi asked politicians to stop politicising changes to the Constitution, saying some will have to be done before the next general elections.

He said some of the individuals opposed the changes, including the Building Bridges Initiative, are doing it blindly. He asked them to reconsider their stance and support some changes.

 

"Some [changes] like the revenue allocation formula of one man, one shilling one vote will be there. Others are movement, trade relations within the country among others," he said.

The Labour and Social Welfare Committee chairman spoke on Saturday after attending a meeting at State House chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Uhuru met all new leaders of both Senate and Parliamentary committees. 

The legislator asked the MPs to concentrate on serving their electorate, especially the most vulnerable in the constituencies. 

President Uhuru called on Parliament to prioritise legislation that supports the attainment of the government's Big 4 development agenda.

"There are certain bills out there that we really need to equally fast-track. And some of them are either stuck in the National Assembly or stuck in the Senate or stuck in-between with a push and pull between the two parties," Uhuru said.

"It is important that we iron out the bills so that we can actually get to our destination within the time period that we have all identified. That should be our key objective."