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Wambui: CORD should rest from politics

19 August 2013, 17:06 Wangui Joseph

The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) should rest from politics and try their luck in national leadership come 2017 elections, Othaya MP Mary Wambui said on Sunday.

Wambui said the coalition should also give the Jubilee government an opportunity and a good working environment to implement their manifesto.

She urged the CORD leader, Raila Odinga, to cease pushing for a referendum saying it is so soon from the March 4 polls.

The MP stated that in a period of six years, Kenyans have had two elections and a referendum and they need some time to retire from such exercises and concentrate on other activities.

She opined that the funds that could be used in the referendum should instead be channeled to other initiatives that will create more job opportunities for wananchi and precisely the youth.

“Referendum will cost more public funds which can be directed to other programs that will benefit the public. Kenyans need time to focus on income generating activities not just elections every now and then,” said the MP.

In regard to the parliamentary system of governance proposed by CORD, Wambui said such a system will deny Kenyans an opportunity to exercise their democratic right of electing leaders of their choice.

The first time MP made the remarks after a church service at ACK church in Othaya.

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