- TSP leader Mwangi Kiunjuri says that presidential hopeful seeking support of Mt Kenya region should assure of a plebiscite in his or her first 100 days in office.
- Kinjuri says that only by a referendum will the vote-rich region benefit from the national cake they way it deserves.
The Service Party (TSP) leader Mwangi Kiunjuri now says that any presidential hopeful seeking the support of the Mt Kenya region must assure a referendum in the first 100 days of his/her administration.
Speaking during an ordination ceremony at E.A.P.C church in Meru, Kiunjuri said that the Mt. Kenya region will only receive a fair share of the national cake if the Constitution is amended.
The former Agriculture CS says he will seek to re-introduce some important clauses which were contained in the Constitution Amendment Bill 2020 (BBI Bill), which include equal representation and equitable sharing of the national cake.
“We cannot have ‘one man one shilling one vote’ if we don’t have a referendum. so we want whoever wants our support to guarantee us that in the first 100 days, we will have a referendum. this should be an irreducible minimum for Mt. Kenya region,” Kiunjuri says.
The region, which has about 8 million registered voters, would have benefitted from additional constituencies and increased allocation of funds if proposals by the BBI Bill had sailed through.
“Mt. Kenya is an agricultural zone, we want presidential hopefuls to assure us that they will honor the Malabo declaration, and set aside 10% of the national budget for agriculture. We are signatories to this declaration, and so it should be honored,” added Kiunjuri.
He says he will present TSP’s irreducible minimum’s memorandum to all aspirants, and will only support the one who means good the region.