A section of Vihiga leaders criticize secession Bill

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NASA leaders with a section of Vihiga County Assembly Members shortly after passing the peoples Assembly motion at the House Chambers in Vihiga. FILE PHOTO
NASA leaders with a section of Vihiga County Assembly Members shortly after passing the peoples Assembly motion at the House Chambers in Vihiga. FILE PHOTO

A section of leaders in Vihiga County have rubbished the call by National Supper Alliance (NASA) leaders rooting for secession. Led by nominated Member of Vihiga County Assembly Jackyne Mwenesi they said the move will further divide the country along tribal lines.

They condemned the move by Homa Bay Town Member of Parliament Peter Kaluma who drafted a bill seeking to split the country into the People’s Republic of Kenya and the Central Republic of Kenya which he tabled it in Parliament last week.

In the Bill, Kaluma wants 40 out of the 47 Counties to secede and form the People’s Republic of Kenya.

The MP says the rest of the country has been left out in the equitable distribution of National resources and equal distribution of opportunities and services. “Since independence Kenyans have been living together as one family and we read mischief in this Bill that is aimed at dividing this country,” Mwenesi said.

They’ve called for talks between NASA leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta to end the political stalemate in the country. “We are calling upon the two leaders to put their egos aside, sit down and resolve this political stalemate,” she said.