ODM leader Raila Odinga has hinted at some of the issues that will inform the referendum.
Speaking at his Capitol Hill office after discussions with Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja, Raila said that the referendum would be partly be informed by what measures to take to ensure that funds allocated to counties are not majorly consumed by recurrent expenditure.
Raila said that only a meagre 30 per cent of county funds were going to development, adding that this needed to change.
He also named rethinking the country's governance structure as one of the issues to inform the referendum question.
"Wananchi are being denied the development for which devolution was intended and this must stop. This must stop here. We want to find a way of dealing with this issue in a broader sense. Some of these will be addressed when we address our own governance structures in the referendum that will be coming shortly, "said Raila.
Raila has been pushing for a referendum that will usher in constitutional changes which will fundamentally alter the country's governance structure.
According to the former Prime Minister, the changes will go a long way in reducing tension associated with general elections held after every five years.
Kenya is a presidential system where losers are left out in the cold, leading to electoral disputes.