One Man One Vote One Shilling must top the agenda of Ruto-Raila dialogue – Kioni says

Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni says implementation of the one-man-one-vote-one-shilling must be top of the agenda for the dialogue between Azimio leader Raila Odinga and President Ruto.

The former Ndaragwa MP further said the high cost of living that has left many families in distress must also be addressed with a view of bringing it down to manageable levels.

Kioni who has popularised the “sufuria movement” to protest the high cost of living noted that majority of Kenyans can hardly afford a meal per day because basic commodities like unga have become too expensive.

On the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Kioni called for further devolution of its services so that each county can be a national tallying centre for the presidential vote also.

“We want IEBC to be devolved further so that the National Tallying Centre at Bomas of Kenya can be devolved to the 47 counties. If you want to steal votes, then you must steal in all the 47 counties,” Kioni said.

He said the review of electoral boundaries is upcoming and said that Mt Kenya constituencies must be increased in-line with what the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) had proposed.

Kioni further said that the switching of loyalties by members of parliament from one political allegiance to other must also come to an end.

He said when an MP switches loyalty after elections, they must resign and seek fresh mandate under the party they have moved to.

President Ruto and Raila Odinga on Sunday reached a truce that saw the calling off of demonstrations to give dialogue a chance.

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