Cord to call for mass action against Jubilee


Cord yesterday sustained its anti-Jubilee crusade with 15 MPs and Senators saying the coalition will push for a revolution.

Addressing a rally at Baba Dogo in Nairobi, the Cord leaders said President Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto should resign for not fulfilling their pre-election pledges.

They said they will take to mass action to push Jubilee out of power in case a motion of impeachment flops.

“If impeachment fails, we will go for a revolution,” said Siaya Senator James Orengo.

Cord is planning to introduce a motion of impeachment against Uhuru once the National Assembly resumes from recess next month.

Jubilee MPs have however vowed to shoot the motion down saying they command both the National Assembly and Senate

“We will hold mass action against Jubilee, it has oppressed us,” said Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama.

Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale, who was elected on a UDF ticket which is a Jubilee affiliate but has since said he will work with Cord, said Uhuru’s administration has perpetuated impunity.

The leaders also criticised the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission saying it should be disbanded.

They bashed IEBC for the fresh voter registration saying that it was being done in secret and in favour of Jubilee strongholds.

“Jubilee should call for a national dialogue to discuss how to disband IEBC. We are serious that we want IEBC disbanded,” said Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwang’.

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero said Jubilee should accept that it has failed to govern and allow for fresh elections.

– The Star



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