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Raila: CORD to borrow from Scottish referendum

19 September 2014, 19:01 William Korir

Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga has said that he has learnt lessons from the Scottish referendum and will seek to ensure Kenya goes the same way.

The Scottish referendum, which ended in a No vote for independence from the UNited Kingdom, was played out in an open and democratic way, an example to Kenya as noted by Mr Odinga.

He says that with Kenya heading in the same direction, with the possibility of a referendum plausible there are lessons to be learnt from the manner in which the Scots handled matters.

" Let me also take this early opportunity to congratulate you for your farsighted interpretation of the referendum results as a call for deepening of devolved governance and granting regions and communities more power over their affairs. I have no doubt whatsoever that this is the future of the 21st Century world, he said in a statement.

Read also: Most Kenyans do not want referendum: Poll

He further went on to say that the CORD coalition will seek to follow the direction taken by the Scots.

" Our Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) has proposed a referendum for the people of Kenya so as to deepen devolved governance as a means of ensuring a stronger and united nation as we continue to progressively reform our constitution," he said.

He added that there is room for the coalition to grow and learn as it pushes forward its Okoa Kenya initiative.

" In this regard we have a lot in common with the initiatives you intend to take and we shall always be ready to exchange views in the interest of our two nations which are tied by historical, cultural, he added.

CORD is seeking to have a popular referendum on the grounds that the current government is not performing well and is pushing to have changes made to the Constitution to ensure the government performs.

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