Njoro residents protest against referendum push
04 September 2013, 10:15
Njoro - Hundreds of residents of Likia and Mauche farms in Njoro district on Monday staged a demonstration to protest against CORD coalition’s push for a referendum.
The over 200 residents walked for over 4 kilometers from Likia trading centre to Mauche to register their disappointment with the coalition’s move before holding a joint meeting at Mauche center.
Speaking to the press, the residents led by their spokesman George Kimani said that the push for a referendum was ill intended considering that the Jubilee government assumed office less than six months ago.
The spokesman said that CORD leaders should play their oversight role in an honest manner and stop antagonizing Kenyans with the government especially now when most of them are facing hard economic times.
The residents noted that any amendments to the constitution should be people-driven and not led by political greed and ambitions.
On the impending ICC cases at the Hague, the residents said that the two communities that were most affected by the 2007-2008 post election violence buried their hatchets as witnessed by the peaceful 2013 polls and asked the ICC to facilitate cementing of good inter-community relations and promoting peace-building process by either referring the cases back to Kenya or doing away with them all together instead of bringing bad memories back .
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