Prime Minister Raila Odinga has asked president Uhuru Kenyatta to stop intimidating Jubilee governors and leaders who are supporting referendum. The CORD leader wondered why Uhuru was threatening Jubilee governors who have voiced support for the referendum.
“Why is Uhuru harassing and intimidating Jubilee Governors supporting referendum? Jubilee parties have never met to take stand. Uhuru sat with ODM MPs in Mombasa and told them to oppose referendum. We respect the MPs opposed to it and we have not asked them to resign,” Raila said during a rally in Kibera.
“Just like ODM respects the decision by our MPs who are opposed to referendum Uhuru should allow Jubilee leaders supporting it to do so,” Raila said.
The Cord leader said already 35 countries are supporting referendum.Cord is looking for one million signatures to kick off a people’s referendum after it became apparent the tyrant of numbers at National Assembly will stop the coalition.
“We want to embed Ward Fund in the constitution not bribes,” said Raila.
“We want through referendum to have the National Lands Commission given teeth to deal with land matters.”
Raila was accomppanied by senators Agnes Zani and Otieno Kajwang, area MP Keneth Okoth, Nairobi Deputy mayor Jonathan Mueke, former CORD presidential campaign manager Eliud Owalo among other leaders.