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GG: CORD has other motives in their push for referendum

20 August 2013, 12:01 James Kabotia

Laikipia Senator G.G Kariuki has told the Jubilee government to keep a wary eye on the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leaders, saying that they are planning to trigger a revolution similar to those witnessed in Arab countries.

Kariuki, who was flanked by The National Alliance Laikipia party officials over the weekend, castigated sentiments expressed by CORD over amending a section of the constitution to create a Parliamentary system of governance.

Speaking in a hotel in Rumuruti town, the leader told the media that those calling for a referendum to amend the constitution were only aiming at igniting a revolution in the country so they could take over leadership.

Kariuki said that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s CORD is using all tactics to tarnish the Jubilee leadership, hoping to incite unrest with an intention of bringing down the government.

The veteran politician said that it is so unfortunate that some governors who are in the Jubilee coalition were spotted at the forefront boldly supporting the push for a referendum.   

He said that Bomet County governor Isaac Ruto was recently brought in the limelight aggressively demanding the referendum even more than the CORD leaders.

"Such governors do not have the interests of Kenyans at heart but are only driven by the yearn of acquiring more power and money," Kariuki said.

He added that some of the Jubilee leaders in the Senate and National Assembly also supported the referendum push, but noted that they were doing so due to their lack of experience.

The Senator urged all Jubilee leaders to jointly defend President Uhuru Kenyatta's government by working hard for the common mwananchi.

"This is not the time to respond to the opposition which is trying to bring down the government; it is a time to serve our people because they are our employers," said Kariuki.

His sentiments were echoed by TNA county party Chairman James Kariuki and his deputy Christopher Maitho who in turn vowed to defend the government by all means.

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