CORD vows to push for national referendum

By KBC Reporters

The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) is now calling for a national referendum to address critical issues facing the country.

Speaking on Monday  at the end of the Saba Saba rally where they read 13 resolutions, the Coalition announced they will convene an all-inclusive National Referendum Committee (NRC) for the purpose of preparing the people of Kenya for a national referendum on the critical challenges facing the country.

“The mandate of the National Referendum Committee is to ensure maximum participation of Kenyans at all the people of Kenya in the referendum at the County, Sub-County and Ward levels all over Kenya; in formulating the referendum question(s), collecting and collating one million signatures to initiate the referendum” said CORD .

CORD Principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula said the was no longer interested in the dialogue.

The CORD leadership further  launched OKOA KENYA, a people’s movement to defend the Constitution, support one another, protect the gains made in democratic governance, and re-dedicate Kenyans to national unity and peaceful co-existence.

Odinga, Kalonzo and Wetangula claimed that the constitution was being violated and that there was no turning back until they achieve their objectives.

They demanded withdrawal of Kenya Defense Forces from Somalia, disbandment of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the immediate implementation of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission report among others.