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Kidero referendum snub new headache for CORD

25 August 2014, 10:51 William Korir

Nairobi - The revelation by Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero that he does not support the push for a referendum will put more pressure on CORD leader Raila Odinga to take action.

Kidero announced Sunday during a fundraiser in Muranga that he would not support the planned referendum.

He insisted that there are better ways of handling issues regarding allocation of county funds and urged leaders to exhaust those before settling on a referendum.

" I agree with the fact that Counties need more allocation of funds. That is agreeable. What I do not agree with at this point is on the need for a referendum, he said.

" There are other ways of clamouring for funds, which are obvious, so I would suggest those ones are tackled first, he added.

The statement though, will likely cause upheaval within CORD and Kidero's party ODM, where he has not had the best of times in the last couple of months, having been termed a truant on several occasions.

He was openly attacked by leaders led by Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo and Otieno Kajwang for supporting non CORD candidates in by elections and then angered many by missing the Saba Saba rally.

Kidero was booed by CORD supporters during party leader Raila Odinga's homecoming rally at Uhuru Park and has generally been seen as the bad boy of CORD politics.

According to political analyst Michael Njenga, the Kidero situation was always bound to go south and will now, if he does not support the referendum.

" It will make life tough for him within CORD for sure, he said.

" This, unlike most other times is when CORD need the support of a leader of Kidero's stature. For him to basically say no to that will not make people happy.

" We will see. It is bound to be interesting, he added.

CORD leaders were not available for comment Sunday over Kidero's remarks but a source close to CORD top ranks said that there would be no panic over his statement.

" There will be no panic. There will be an official statement over the matter in due course, the source that did not want to be named told News24.

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