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MP: Okoa Kenya is not aimed at impeaching Uhuru

10 September 2014, 15:35 Oduor Omondi

Muhoroni - Muhoroni Member of Parliament, James Onyango K’oyoo, has said that the current push for a referendum through Okoa Kenya initiative is not geared towards toppling President Uhuru Kenyatta from power but to correct the discrepancies and flaws in the constitution.

“The driving motivation for Okoa Kenya which I lead as the MP for Muhoroni is to rectify the few areas in our Constitution which we passed into law in 2010 but some people are trying to use it for other reasons other than the original reason,” he explained.

He revealed that plans were underway to kick off a mobile registration exercise for issuance of national Identity cards to ensure all eligible voters were enlisted ahead of the 2017 general polls.

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He took a swipe at Kisumu Governor, Jack Ranguma, for leading a parallel team that launched a similar initiative at Chemelil grounds dismissing them as a faction that was out to serve the interest of Jubilee coalition at the expense of CORD.

He claimed that the parallel team was suspect adding that such leaders had developed a habit of branding others as moles to divert attention and conceal their game plan.

K’oyoo also announced plans for the construction and tarmacking of three main roads of Ukwala – Ruambwa, Masara - Muhoroni and Muhoroni - Mamboleo.

The criticized Ranguma for allegedly getting carried away by the development activities the constituency Development Funds is initiating in Muhoroni and asked him to keep off local politics.

“If he fails to do so, we will be forced to question the whereabouts of KES 100 million which allegedly disappeared during Ranguma’s tenure as a Receiver Manager alongside another partner at Muhoroni Sugar Company,” he warned.

K’oyoo claimed that Ranguma appeared determined to undermine his leadership for fear that he could expose the rot and corrupt practices he knew about the Governor.

“For us to lead a symbiotic life, he must be ready to reciprocate by demonstrating maturity and respect both as the Governor and as my uncle,” K’oyoo said.

On the planned visit by President Uhuru Kenyatta to Muhoroni to commission a KES 10.6 billion road construction project in the sub-county, K’oyoo asked his constituents to give him a rousing welcome as he was democratically elected by majority of Kenyans.

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