Political analyst Ambrose Weda has warned that the proposed referendum might terribly fail, though it seems to be enjoying a lot of backing.

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The opposition wing and a section of leaders allied to the ruling Jubilee Party have been pushing for constitutional changes.

Weda now says that the referendum might land the very same people pushing for it in political in trouble, making Deputy President William Ruto the biggest earner.

He noted that in the instance that the DP who has shown discomfort with the changes successfully blocks the proposal, he will emerge the most popular politician in Kenya.

"If Ruto heads the NO side and defeats them, they will have to live in his shadow going forward. He will overshadow the entire group," he said on KBC English Service's The Big Conversation show on Wednesday.

He advised that the side advocating for the changes must have solid issues to base their argument on failure to which they will suffer a terrible defeat.

"Let them be very careful about the referendum, if they do it carelessly they will have to deal with a loss," he advised.

This comes only a fortnight after COTU boss Francis Atwoli insisted that the referendum will come before the 2022 polls, adding that it will block Ruto from the elections.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, opposition leader Raila Odinga and Wiper Party boss Kalonzo Musyoka have also backed the changes.