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

0

Gallery

Support DAILY MAVERICK & get FREE UBER vouchers every month

An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money, though not nearly as much as its absence can cost global community. No country can live and prosper without truth - that's why it matters.

Every Daily Maverick article and every Scorpio exposé is proof of our dedication to this unshakeable mission. Investing in our news media is by far the most effective investment into South Africa's future.

You can support Independent and Investigative journalism by joining Maverick Insider. If you contribute R150 or more per month you will receive R100 back in UBER vouchers. EVERY MONTH until October 2019.

So, if you'd like to help and do something meaningful for yourself and your country, then sign up to become a Maverick Insider. Together we can Defend Truth.


Days of Zondo

Bosasa Inc: More songs about bribes, cooked tenders and major cover-ups

By Jessica Bezuidenhout

Eton College once provided free education to poor boys. Now it quite literally does the opposite.