Kaluma’s secession Bill includes DP Ruto’s Rift Valley

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William Ruto during his tour of Kakamega on June 6, 2017. PHOTO: TWITTER

A National Super Alliance Member of Parliament has been permitted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to proceed with his plans to secede 40 counties from Kenya.

Homa Bay Town Member of Parliament Peter Kaluma forwarded his now controversial Bill to IEBC on Monday, November 13, which said President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Jubilee administration stole the last two elections, made a joke of Parliament, commissions and independent offices as well as running a systematic suppression of other groups and communities.

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Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma. PHOTO: TWITTER

Because of the the said reasons, Kaluma has set the secession ball rolling and wants all but seven counties (to be found in the Mount Kenya region), form the People’s Republic of Kenya.

The seven counties that are being excluded from the plan are Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Nyandarua, Kirinnyaga, Kiambu, Murang’a and Nyeri.

But what has raised eyebrows is that the proposed People’s Republic will include the vote-rich Rift Valley region counties which Jubilee Party has a firm grip on by the mere fact that it is Deputy President William Ruto’s playground.

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“President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government has starved devolution of the growth it needs and has retained most of the funds in Nairobi county. The objective of the Bill is to amend the Constitution to split to allow for the creation of a new State to give effect to aspirations of the people of Kenya,” the Daily Nation quoted Kaluma on Monday.

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Nasa leader Raila Odinga has been advancing his electoral reforms calls abroad holding meetings in the United States in the past week where he noted that something was terribly wrong with “Project Kenya” and that was the reason MCAs, MPs and Governors were calling for secession.