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Okoa Kenya Bungoma campaign takes off with 10 000 signatures

03 September 2014, 10:24 Arap Yego

Bungoma - A change of tact by coordinators of the CORD coalition's Okoa Kenya referendum initiative in Bungoma County on Monday led to the collection of over 10 000 signatures from members of the public, on the first day of the campaign.

The team collecting signatures for the national referendum in Bungoma resorted to door to door campaigns, and visiting hotels and other places to get members of the public to append their signatures.

Read Also: GALLERY: Okoa Kenya team changes tactic

Speaking to journalists in  Bungoma Tuesday, Peter Wakhuleka, the Bungoma County Ford Kenya Secretary General who is coordinating the exercise in the region, said they decided to be mobile so as to reach more people.

“We dispatched our teams to public places like the bus stage and major hotels frequented by many people in Bungoma town. Other moved from door to door.  We are happy that the response was good and people signed the document,” said Wakhuleka.

He said his team aim to collect at least 100 000 signatures before the end of the campaign from Bungoma County alone, which has over 500 000 registered voters.

“We are asking more residents of Bungoma County to come out and support this noble initiative. This referendum issue is unstoppable,” said the Ford Kenya official, who added that their party leader and CORD Co-principal Senator Moses Wetang’ula is expected to launch the collection of the signatures in Bungoma over the coming weekend.

So far, Okoa Kenya referendum initiative has netted over 1.4 million signatures.

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