Renowned economist and political commentator David Ndii has weighed in on the objection to change the constitution.

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Speaking to members of the press on Tuesday, Dr Ndii contended that the clamour for constitutional change was being powered by a power struggle and not because there was anything wrong with the constitution.

"What we see is a power struggle and you run the risk of opening up the constitution to accommodate personalities, to accommodate a power struggle, " Dr Ndii said on the sidelines of a forum convened by civil society leaders to reflect on the implications of a constitutional change.

The debate on the need to institute constitutional changes to alter the country's governance structure was ignited by Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga.

Odinga has long argued that changing the governance structure will go a long way reducing the tensions brought about by general elections.

The veteran opposition leader has spoken about the 'inevitability' of a referendum that will set the stage for constitutional reforms.

While not openly supporting calls for a referendum of that nature, President Uhuru Kenyatta has spoken of the need for making elections less toxic.

Critics of the clamour see it as a selfish endeavour aimed at creating positions for election losers.