Case on CORD referendum signature collection moved
01 September 2014, 13:14
Nairobi - A case in which an MP is seeking the Okoa Kenya Referendum campaign halted has been moved.
It was expected that the case would be heard today Monday, but the case judge Justice Isaac Lenaola moved it to Tuesday September 9.
Kieni MP Kanini Kega went to court last week to object to the signature collection saying it was constitutionally wrong.
He said that there has been no referendum question attached to the signature collection process and that there was no communication on the amendments to the constitution the group is seeking.
CORD has said it will counter the case by Kega with a case of their own.
Kega said under Article 257(4) of the constitution, the existence of a draft bill is a condition for soliciting and seeking at least one million registered voters to support a popular initiative to amend the law.
CORD leader Raila Odinga has already said that the coalition has nearly collected 1 million signatures required for the referendum.
CORD want funds allocated to devolution increased, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC disbanded amongst other issues addressed in the referendum.
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