CORD principals meet referendum team
29 July 2014, 16:23
Nairobi - CORD principals met with the referendum team of experts to assess the progress made in its planning.
Principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula met the team led by lawyer Paul Mwangi Monday in Nairobi for brief discussions.
According to sources, they met for just over an hour and spoke on the details of the planned referendum.
" They met Monday and chatted for over an hour on the progress made so far with the referendum, the source said.
It is understood that the coalition is looking for a suitable method to bypass parliament where a vote would be easily rebuffed thanks to the numbers the Jubilee coalition has in the house.
CORD has insisted that a referendum is necessary to chart ways forward for the country, blaming the Jubilee coalition for the current state of insecurity, corruption and public uncertainty.
" We have to address the issues in the country now or risk there being a huge problem in the days ahead, leader Raila Odinga has said.
The Jubilee coalition has called the planned referendum expensive and uncalled for and instead insisted that dialogue through parliament is the best way to deal with the current issues.
It is understood that a referendum will cost the country KES 8 billion.
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