Africa, Politics

Kenyans to vote on controversial constitutional referendum bill

By Andy Rice 2 August 2010

Kenyans will vote on Wednesday on a new constitutional referendum bill in an effort to decentralise power away from the Presidency and to establish a more powerful Parliament. The referendum is an effort to curb tribal tensions, but is already generating controversy, with opinions split along tribal lines. The tribes of President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, the Kikuyu and Luo, generally favour the referendum, while the Kalenjin group, whose leader William Ruto is not in government, are generally against the referendum. Read more: The Wall Street Journal

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