CORD goes on full offensive at Jubilee regime
22 July 2014, 17:22
Nairobi - The CORD coalition Tuesday announced steps to move forward with plans for a referendum, in effect starting a new war on a new front against the Jubilee government.
In a statement released by the coalition Tuesday, it was unanimously agreed that a referendum is the best way to go about instituting change in the country.
As well as naming a team to lead deliberations on the referendum, there was also lots said as regards the conduct of the Jubilee coalition and the changes sought by the opposition.
Below is the full list of demands by CORD.
The Joint CORD Coalition Parliamentary group meeting held at the
Boma Hotel on this 22nd day of 2014 hereby resolves as follows;
1. That the CORD Parliamentary group unanimously endorses the proposed
national referendum and fully enjoins itself to work tirelessly towards
its realization and success to stem the tide of corruption, nepotism,
tribalism, insecurity and the long list of injustices crippling our
people, among others.
2. The CORD Parliamentary Group
unreservedly adopts the framework for national referendum encompassing
the National Council of Advisors, the Political Caucus, the National
Referendum Committee, the Committee of Experts, Citizens' forum, the
Secretariat and Grassroots Volunteer Action committees. The
comprehensive organ gram of the envisaged structure is hereby attached.
3. That to kick off the process the CORD PG endorses Mr. Paul Mwangi as
the chairman of the Committee of Experts. The membership of the
Committee includes M/s Kethi Kilonzo, Mr. Khelef Khalifa and M/s
Beatrice Kituyi .The Committee of Experts is forthwith charged with the
responsibility of crafting and formulating the referendum issues. This
team will be increased as appropriate with regard to its workload and
4. That the declining security situation
in the country is a clear demonstration of a regime that has abdicated
the highest calling of any responsible government to protect the lives
and property of its citizens. As Kenyans continue to be ravaged by
marauding gangs and terrorists all over the country and the coastal
region in particular, CORD condemns the jubilee leadership's hollow
rhetoric and never ending ultimatums that have yielded nothing and
exhibited little empathy with the victims of these attacks.
CORD is disturbed and concerned that aspects of insecurity engulfing the
Coast is the work of agents of the State and are deliberate
diversionary tactic devised to tribalize the escalating security
6. We demand an overhaul of the security and
intelligence management of the country and a comprehensive plan for
peace and security for all residents of the coastal region in particular
and the country in general.
7. That we condemn in the sternest
terms possible the raw corruption exhibited during the recent police
recruitment exercise and demand the nullification of the entire process
and prosecution of the perpetrators. We demand for a repeat exercise
that will be fair, transparent, equitable and reflective of the
diversity of our nation.
8. That the security apparatus of the
state be properly devolved to the county level so that the recruitment
exercise can be comprehensively vetted and supervised by the county
9. That Jubilee regime publishes the names of all
appointments to the Public Service carried out in the last one year and
all the sackings that have taken place in the same period. On the same
breath, we also demand a publication of names of all senior pubic
officers from the position of director upwards and those sacked or
retired in the last one year by ethnicity, gender and region.
That the so called rationalization of the parastatals is another turf
war devised by the jubilee administration as a conduit for more
corruption, wheeler dealing and ethnic purging of individuals perceived
to hail from areas not friendly to the establishment. We demand that the
people of Kenya must have a say on this process.
Jubilee administration presents the people of Kenya with the roadmap for
the withdrawal of our gallant sons and daughters fighting in Somalia,
updates the country on how many of our soldiers have been killed in that
war, what kind of support the State has extended to their families, how
much the government is spending on this war and how much expenditure is
being incurred by AMISOM.
12. That the Truth, Justice and
Reconciliation report be implemented as originally compiled by the
Commission as a solution to the feelings of betrayal and injustices our
people are struggling with.
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