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CORD, Jubilee take referendum battle to Mt Kenya

12 September 2014, 15:32 William Korir

Nairobi - The CORD and Jubilee coalitions will take the referendum debate to the Mt Kenya region as they seek to convince Kenyans to back their respective stands.

CORD, with their 'Okoa Kenya' campaign are already in Mt Kenya, where party leader Rails Odinga will tour the Embu and Meru regions to press forward with the referendum campaign.

According to communication from the CORD leader's office, he will tour Embu Friday then take his campaign to Meru Saturday.

The two counties are known to be huge supporters of a referendum to have funds at County level increased, with Meru Governor Peter Munya on record as stating that he is in full support of the referendum.

Read also: MP: Okoa Kenya is not aimed at impeaching Uhuru

His though, falls under the 'Pesa Mashinani' banner, which is fronted by the Council of Governors.

On the other hand, The Jubilee coalition led by Deputy President William Ruto will pitch camp in Meru Sunday to try stave off CORD's foray.

Ruto is expected to address a rally in the region to ask locals to not support the referendum plea.

So far, signature collection for the 'Okoa Kenya' referendum has been steadily flowing, with over 2 million signatures already confirmed taken.

Read also: Plan to woo pro-Jubilee Governors to join referendum sought

The referendum's are seeking change in the constitution to ensure funds for devolution are lifted from the current 15% minimum to 45 %.

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