COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has said the Constitution must be reviewed, especially in the area of governance, if peace and tranquility is to be fully realized. On Thursday, during his Kisumu visit, President Uhuru Kenyatta poked holes in the current system of national leadership, the winner-takes-it-all form which he noted may make some people feel they’ve been left out of government, indicating that possible changes may be reviewed and made. Speaking after receiving a honorary degree from the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) Atwoli supported the President’s sentiments, “I echo his sentiments….for Kenya to remain a peaceful society we must recognize that our politics is pegged on ethnicity and hence we need to review our constitution in the area of governance, that’s what Kenyans want,” said Atwoli.
He added that President Kenyatta has the support of Kenyans, and his support as a leader from Western Kenya to ensure that the constitution is reviewed. He cited the scene of the Jamhuri day fete at Nyayo Stadium, where leaders from different backgrounds came together, and there was evident peace and calm, “During Jamhuri day, when all our leaders were there infront, Kenyans had sound sleep. They knew that Kenya is now safe, that’;s the type of government we want, not one takes it all,” he said. He further lauded the unity between President Kenyatta and former premier Raila Odinga, saying that now the country is calm and the Head of State can be heard any County he goes to, and that gives him the chance to focus on other things including the war on graft.