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This was unexpected from a die hard of Mr Kenyatta.

play Uhuru Kenyatta voting in the October 26 polls. (PSCU)

As secession talks gained momentum after the October 26 divisive polls, a Jubilee allied lieutenant has thrown his weight behind Raila Odinga coined secession bid.

Jubilee Party Strategist Mr Washington Makodingo on Tuesday drafted a Bill seeking to exclude Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay and Migori counties from Kenya, giving more weight to the matter which already the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) gave a green light to proceed.

Coincidentally, M Makodingo wants the four counties which did not take part in the repeat pols, thanks to the poor state of security, jerked out of Kenyan boundaries. Already a motion on the same has been drafted and forwarded for consideration to the Wafula Chebukati led IEBC Commission by Homa Bay Town MP Mr Peter Kaluma.

play Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma during a media briefing at Parliament Buildings on September 1 (Courtesy)

 

"During this election, residents of four of the 47 counties heeded calls by their leaders to boycott and disrupt elections in most constituencies," Mr Makodingo argued.

He added: "The objective of this Bill is, therefore, to amend the constitution to grant these residents their wish by excluding them from the territory of the Republic of Kenya."

The petitioner wants the Kenyan Constitution 2010 Chapter five – which enumerates the territory and boundaries of the Republic of Kenya - be changed by the IEBC, to exclude the four counties.

He has proposed that a Kisumu North West Ward be moved to neighbouring Vihiga County.

Coast secession

The Bill by Mr Makodingo comes in the wake of heightened talks to split Kenya, with the voice getting louder at the coast championed by Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho and his Kilifi Counterpart Mr Amason Kingi.

Mr Joho’s plan to secede the coastal region from Kenya received a backlash from the United Kingdom envoy and a nongovernmental organisation Pwani Ni Kenya, which was created to counter the growing impact of the Mombasa Republican Council and Pwani Si Kenya lobby group.

 

Through its chairman Mr Alex Kasuku, the group argued that the two governors do not have enough numbers to effectively push for their bid.  

 “The two leaders have failed the most in the six counties at the Coast yet they are now the ones leading the secession call,” Mr Kasuku said.

He added: “Let leaders be sincere with those they represent. They need numbers in Parliament to push for secession. As we speak, the region lacks the numbers in the National Assembly."

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