Raila pledges unified opposition in 2014
01 January 2014, 09:01
Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga has pledged a stronger opposition in 2014 saying it is the key to a successful nation.
Raila says that there have been tough lessons learnt in the last year and that he will do his utmost as Cord leader to ensure that there is better representation of the opposition in the house.
" There is need to deliver to Kenyans and that will only happen if we are a strong and unified opposition, he said.
Raila was speaking on a tour of Nyaribari Chache during the recent parliamentary by elections where he admitted some fairlures in the last year in the national assembly.
The former prime minister also said that they would put the jubilee government to task over their pre-election promises.
He named unemployment, rising cost of living and insecurity as major areas that the government needs to deliver on as pledged in its promises.
" Cord intends to make reduction of the cost of living its primary agenda in 2014. We will follow this with a sustained focus on deteriorating security, the re-emergence of corruption in government, rising unemployment and defence of democratic gains and civil rights that are being reversed.
He was flanked by key allies Kalonzo Musyoka and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula.
Wetang'ula on his part said that there will be greater focus on achieving success in the house in 2013, saying he would forge unity with various leaders to help serve Kenyans.
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