Kenya referendum: No camp reaches VP’s political stronghold
Nairobi (Alshahid) -A group of televangelists took their no campaign to Machakos the heart of Kenya’s Vice president’s political base on Sunday saying victory was with those who opposed the proposed new constitution.
The televangelists who were joined by retired president Daniel arap Moi and several politicians allied to no camp took issues with clauses on abortion, land and the Kadhis’ courts in the document.
Retired president said those who drafted the law were inexperienced and driven by foreign ideology. He cited a clause which he claimed allows military personnel to go on strike saying such is a disaster for the peace and security of Kenya.
The televangelists including assistant minister Margaret Wanjiru are traversing the country in a bid to woo Kenyans to reject the proposed constitution.
Their Nairobi meeting last month however ended tragically when six people were killed in blasts whose cause remains unknown.
Meanwhile higher education minister William Ruto has once again claimed that the contentious issues in the proposed constitution would bring conflicts between the state and the church.
Speaking during a prayer service at Kisima cha Neema Church in Mombasa Ruto called on Kenyans to reject the draft adding that article 27 of the proposed constitution would allow homosexuality in the country.
Ruto was accompanied by suspended assistant minister Wilfred Machage, MP Charles Keter, and three former MPs from coast province.