Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile has shared his views on the ongoing referendum talks saying the country needs constitutional amendments.
According to Ndile, the constitution should be amended so that the president can be elected by an electoral college.
Ndile also said this electoral college will consist of the governors, Members of Parliament (MPs) and members of county assemblies (MCAs).
“This electoral body should also be overseen by churches,” said Ndile.
According to Ndile, the presidential seat in Kenya has been a source of conflict, violence and divisive politics.
“People fought in 2007, houses were burnt and hate was brewed among Kenyans because of this presidency issue,” said Ndile.
The former MP said it is okay for senators, governors, MPs, and MCAs to be elected by the people but an electoral college should elect the president.
“We do not have to use all MCAs, they can get representatives from county assemblies committees,” said Ndile.
Governor Alfred Mutua Wednesday said it is good for the country to have a referendum however lawmaker Moses Kuria has said the country has no time or resources to waste on a referendum.