Former Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow has dismissed the ongoing debate for a referendum. 

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Kerrow praised the 2010 Constitution, saying there was no need to change or amend it as some politicians have been proposing.

In a tweet on Thursday, the former Mandera East MP said marginalized areas such North Eastern should not rally behind calls for a referendum, noting the current Constitution has provided 'abundantly' for them and there was no need to ask for more.

"Our constitution already provides for equitable distribution of resources, inclusivity in appointments etc all on the basis of regions and ethnicity with checks and balances. What more do we want? It provides abundantly for the minorities and the marginalized too," the ex-Senator posted.

The ongoing debate for a plebiscite has divided the nation across the middle with some supporting change of Constitution as it will be proposed by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

The BBI team, which was created following the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, finalised collecting views from the public on Friday and it is expected to table its report by September.

On the other side, a section of Kenyans have thrown their weight behind Thirdway Alliance Punguza Mizigo Bill 2019, which is currently being debated in the county assemblies.

Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot has continued to persuade Kenyans to back his initiative.

"Fellow Kenyans, I have seen and felt your support for #PunguzaMizigoBill2019. I have heard and listened to you. This is your Constitutional Amendment Bill. It is the PEOPLE'S referendum. It has arrived. The time has come to PUNGUZA Mizigo. We are converging soon," Aukot tweeted on Friday.