Cord co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka has said the Opposition is rejuvenating itself in readiness for the 2017 General Election as Wiper Democratic Party officials hinted at the possibility of transforming the coalition into a single political party.
He said the Cord affiliate parties were in preparations for the next polls and urged supporters to register as voters to give the coalition victory.
“You are soon going to see Wiper Democratic Movement reloaded in readiness for the general election because we are confident of winning the next polls,” Kalonzo said.
Kalonzo claimed were it not for electoral fraud in the 2013 polls, he would be deputy president today, adding thatCord has begun early preparations.
Kalonzo announced Cord leaders will on February 18 meet in Nairobi to push its quest for a referendum under the banner of Okoa Kenya and stress the right of Kenyans to get national identity cards.
Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama said he would push for the possibility of political parties under Cord to form a single political party ahead of the 2017 polls.
“If possible Cord and the political parties that would drift towards it should transform into a big single political party to win the next elections,” Muthama said.
Earlier, Wiper Chairman David Musila said Cord would start wooing political parties that are moving away from the recently formed Jubilee Alliance Party to boost its chances of winning the 2017 General Election.
“ Cord will soon start wooing other political parties from Jubilee to consolidate its position ahead of the next polls,” Musila said, urging supporters to register as voters in large numbers.
Senator Judith Sijeny said Cord parties were planning to form a joint women league to reload the coalition campaigns head of the next elections.
“We are soon going to launch the Cord women movement to boost the campaign for the coalition,” said.
So far, Jubilee coalition has already announced its transformation into Jubilee Alliance Party ( JAP) as its 2017 election vehicle.
P has rolled out its plans for the next polls and has picked, Patrick Tutui, its JAP candidate for the Kajiado Central parliamentary by-election.
And at the same time, Kalonzo led the Cord leaders in blaming the Jubilee administration for the rampant killings in the country and demanded the immediate arrest of the killers of Kabete MP George Muchai.
“Jubilee should tell us who is behind the killing of many Kenyans and their leaders. We should also be told who killed Senator Mutula Kilonzo and Fidel Odinga. Jubilee policies have failed to secure Kenya and scared away tourists,” Kalonzo said.
Kalonzo was addressing Cord supporters during a Wiper forum at Wild Waters Centre in Mombasa County Sunday evening.
Others who condemned the killing of Muchai included Senators Hassan Omar (Mombasa), Mutula Kilonzo Junior (Makueni) and Johnstone Muthama (Machakos).
Kalonzo said bodyguards should be retrained following the killing of Mr Muchai and his two armed security officers.
“We need to retrain bodyguards for dignitaries because it baffles all of us how two of them can be killed without firing a single shot,” Kalonzo said.
Kalonzo also accused the government of being incompetent in investigating killings saying it has left many stones unturned since the murder of Cabinet minister Dr Robert Ouko.
“Instead of the Jubilee government fulfilling its pledge of giving schoolchildren laptops, it lobbed tear gas into them recently which is a form of chemical weapon. We are opposed to a plan by government to give out US$100 dollars for the African court of Justice,” Kalonzo said.
Omar challenged the Jubilee government to tell Kenyans who killed radical Coast Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo.
“Rogo was killed in the same way as Muchai and we want President Uhuru Kenyatta to tell us who killed them. The president should provide security to Kenyans and not merely expressing shock at the killings,” Omar said.
Also present were Nyali MP Awiti Bollo, Badi Twalib (Jomvu) and Sharif Ali of Lamu East.