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Raila woos Gusii leaders to support referendum

27 May 2015, 18:16 William Korir

Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga has wooed leaders from the Gusii community to support the Okoa Kenya referendum.

Wednesday, Raila Odinga was Chief Guest at a meeting of over 400 delegates from the Gusii Community based in Nairobi at Orange House, Nairobi.

Nairobi Governor, Evans Kidero, Kisii Senator Chris Obure, Timothy Bosire, the Kitutu Chacha, George Aladwa, the Nairobi Branch Chair and Oduor Ong’wen who is the ODM Executive Director were present in the meeting.

" The community made the unequivocal commitment to support the Prime Minister in his endeavor to institute good governance in the nation in the coming years. They further pledged their support for the Okoa Kenya Constitutional Amendment Bill promising to comprehensively rally the community in the Capital County to overwhelmingly vote for the bill, " a statement from the coalition said of the meeting.

The delegates expressed their gratitude for the nomination of Janet Ongera to the Senate and Timothy Bosire’s elevation to the party’s National Executive Committee, requesting further representation in the party structure.

The delegation led by its Chairman Joseph Nyandika presented its political memorandum to Raila for his consideration.

On his part, the former Prime Minister committed to remain steadfast in his agitation for change. He further reiterated his ideals of social justice reinforced by the belief that Kenya is big enough to accomodate all born therein.

CORD is actively campaigning for its Okoa Kenya referendum campaign, which seeks to institute several changes to the constitution in areas it terms as needing teething changes.

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