Majimbo will divide Kenyans, says Kituyi
Published on October 20, 2007, 12:00 am
By Robert Wanyonyi and Peter Atsiaya
Proponents of a majimbo (federal) system want to introduce divisions through the back door, Cabinet minister, Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, has said.
A majimbo system would divide the country along tribal lines, he said.
Addressing rallies at Kamukuywa, Chesamisi and Tongaren centres in his Kimilili constituency on Friday, the New Ford-Kenya leader said his party was focused on uniting Kenyans.
The minister said the majimbo debate propagated by ODM had exposed their plans and those of their foreign backers.
Not all foreign countries wanted a peaceful Kenya, which was the reason some were prodding the Opposition to introduce majimbo, he claimed.
The Trade and Industry minister said majimbo would cause civil strife.
“What they want is a system of fragmentation and it will be wise if Kenyans see that early enough and refuse to give them a chance,” he said.
Separately, Housing minister, Mr Soita Shitanda, echoed Kituyi’s sentiments, saying majimbo would threaten peace and stability.
Shitanda said Kenya was not ready for a federal government.
The Malava MP said ODM was using majimbo as a campaign bait to gain support in Coast Province.
“Raila is targeting Coast votes by advocating for majimbo because the residents have been calling for the same,” he said.
Shitanda warned that if implemented, a majimbo system would boomerang, as it would cause tribal animosity.