CORD leaders not supporting referendum urged to quit
23 September 2014, 22:59
Kwale - Leaders allied to the CORD coalition in Kwale, working with Jubilee
government came under fire yesterday during the official launch of the Okoa
Kenya campaign at Maasai grounds in Msambweni constituency.
The event also saw a portrait of leader of majority of the national assembly
Aden Duale burnt by youths criticizing him of disrespect to leaders in the
The event was attended by Kwale senator Juma Boy, Agenes Zani,Matuga MP
Hassan Mwanyoha, MCAs Omar Boga,Omar Kitengele,Omar Mwakwambirizwa,Fatuma
Jirani and Khatib Dzugwe among others.
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Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori, Lunga Lunga MP Khatib Mwashetani and county
women representative Zainab Chidzuga who are cord members did not attend the
MCA Khatib Dzugwe warned them that they should either join the referendum
team or leave the alliance.
“There is no need of being in our alliance. If you can’t do what we are
doing just leave and go where you feel it is comfortable for you,” said Dzugwe.
Tiwi ward MCA Omar Mwakwambirizwa said that the rebel MPs should resign and
seek fresh mandate from electorates so that other leaders can take charge if
they are not going to support the referendum.
He accused Duale of disrespecting leaders in Kwale after he publicly
criticized Senator Juma Boy over his stand in support of the referendum during
a fund raising ceremony in Msambweni last week.
Mwakwambirizwa said that Duale should respect leaders and stop insulting
them like he did to Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto.
“Duale should know that the referendum he is opposing will not only benefit
the Bomet governor's mother and father only but also his own parents and others
across the country,” said Mwakwambirizwa.
Bongwe Gombato MCA Omar Boga said that MP Suleiman Dori should to append his
signature if he supports referendum and stop hiding.
Boga said that Msambweni people will not be misled by leaders who are not
Matuga MP Hassan Mwanyoha defended his move to work with jubilee government
saying he is still in CORD.
“When I am called by the president I will go, but whatever he tells me, I am
the person to decide whether to follow or not,” he told residents.
Senator Agnes Zani and Juma Boy said that Okoa Kenya referendum will not be
stopped by anyone in the country.
Boy accused Jubilee government of failing to deliver citing the increased
insecurity in the country, unemployment among youths among other issues
attributing them to poor leadership.
“We don’t want songs of development any more but referendum which will give
us what we want. It not time for us to be begging to the national government
but to be given what is rightfully ours, ‘he said.
Nominated senator Agnes Zani said that a lot of money is remaining with the
national government while only 15 per cent going to counties where there is a
lot of needs.
“We want functions devolved and more funds to counties where there are many
people comparing it with the national government and therefore it is only
through the referendum,” said Zani.
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