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Moi rubbishes referendum talk, CORD moves forward

03 September 2014, 14:18 William Korir

Nairobi - Retired president Daniel Toirotich Arap Moi has rubbished the Okoa Kenya referendum initiative but the CORD coalition is unperturbed by negative comments.

Speaking in the aftermath of celebrating his 90th birthday, Moi said that the Okoa Kenya referendum is a waste of time and energy that should be invested elsewhere.

He called on leaders to desist from such projects and called on the youth not to support the referendum.

" I think that it is time to build the country and initiatives such as Okoa Kenya are a waste of time. The youth should be considered and not such things, he said.

He also said that the same ones who are calling for the referendum are the ones who asked for change of constitution in the first place.

" They are the same ones who called for a change in the constitution. They are just causing unnecessary problems, Moi added.

Read also: Okoa Kenya signature collection hits 1.4 million

The CORD coalition though, which is sponsoring the referendum is ongoing with its efforts to collect signatures despite the continued barrage on the referendum.

As of Tuesday they announced they had collected close to 1.5 million signatures.

They are seeking 5 million signatures to cement their plea even though constitutionally only 1 million signatures are required.

CORD leader Raila Odinga says that no amount of talk will deter them from the referendum trail.

" They can talk as much as they want but we know what we are seeking and we are well on the way there. Nothing will stop us, he said.

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