1.4 million Okoa Kenya signatures presented to CORD leaders
28 October 2015, 15:52
Nairobi - The 1.4 million signatures needed by the CORD coalition's Okoa Kenya referendum campaign have been collected and are ready, the movement has announced.
The referendum has been in process of collecting the signatures and verifying them and Wednesday afternoon, they were presented to the coalition's leaders Raila Odinga Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula in Nairobi.
The signatures were presented by head of the Okoa Kenya team Paul Mwangi in Lavington Nairobi at the CORD offices.
" This is the end of what has been a long and consuming process and I thank the whole team for its efforts," CORD leader Raila Odinga said.
The signatures will now be presented to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision IEBC at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre November 4.
" We are now set to take them to the IEBC for verification and then from there we will send the draft bill to the County Assemblies for tabling," Mwangi added.
The Okoa Kenya Referendum seeks to ensure that County Governments get as much as 40% of government revenue to develop the country.
It also seeks to reduce the amount of power the national government has on the devolved units.
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