BY CORRESPONDENT,MIGORI,4TH OCT 2018-Opposition leader Raila Odinga says there will be no going back on referendum aimed at changing the 2010 Constitution to reflect the Kenyan situation.Speaking in Rongo on Thursday,Odinga said no one can stop an idea whose time has come” as he reaffirmed that Kenya will conduct the exercise at the right time.
Odinga who was speaking during the campaigns for the party Senate candidate Ochillo Ayacko, Mr Odinga dismissed critics of the referendum “as cries of a frog that will not stop cattle from drinking water.”
“The Building Bridges taskforce has begun work and they will move around the country to collect views from Kenyans. We want to fix our problems once and for all,” he said.
According to Odinga his handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta is meant to address long-term issues that have affected socio-economic development for decades.
Mr Odinga said the party handpicked Mr Ayacko because he was the best among the aspirants who came forth.
“We conducted an opinion poll in Migori and he emerged the winner. His loyalty to ODM is also tried and tested,” he added.
The nomination of Mr Ayacko prompted Migori Governor Okoth Obado to revolt and back Mr Eddy Oketch of the Federal Party of Kenya.
Mr Obado, who is now in remand over the murder of his pregnant girlfriends Sharon Otieno, has opposed the nominee saying he was picked through a boardroom deal and did not take into account the wishes of the majority.