ANC Party leader Musalia Mudavadi has urged the government to put on hold plans to amend the Constitution and instead focus on reviving the economy.
“The country is reeling from the huge damage caused by COVID-19… We must make sure our priorities are right. Should we be thinking about amending the Constitution or how we are going to create jobs for thousands who have been laid off and continue to be laid off because companies are shutting down?” posed Mudavadi during an interview with Citizen Tv.
The remarks comes a few days after ODM leader Raila Odinga asked Kenyans to brace themselves for a referendum before the next General Election.
“The US and Tanzania are having elections because it is a constitutional deadline. Our deadline for an election is 2022 not 2020. President Uhuru’s term is ending in 2022. So between now and then, where is the crisis; lack of medicine, stolen medicine, young men and women who have lost jobs, KRA has reported it wont meet its target,” said Mudavadi.
He says Kenyans should not be misled to believe that amending the Constitution will bring an end to the problems being witnessed in the country at the moment.
“Why are we making Kenyans believe that amending the Constitution is going to be the alpha and omega in our current situation. It is not. What is critical is faithful implementation of the Constitution right now then focus on dealing with the economy,” added Mudavadi.