Wetangula, Muthama vow to fight draconian security bill
16 December 2014, 14:29
Nairobi - CORD leaders have vowed to fight to the end the draconian security bill being prepared by the government.
Led by Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetangula, the leaders vowed to fight the proposed bill which has been pronounced as being against the rights of Kenyans.
The bill, which will seek executive power to change aspects of security in the country, including the use of social media, as well as hand more powers to the president has elicited sharp remarks from members of the civil society as well as the opposition.
Wetangula especially believes that the bill will kill Kenyans' rights.
" This bill is regressive, backward and an insult to Kenyans, Wetangula said at Ufungamano House in Nairobi," Tuesday.
His counterpart, Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama added that he would not allow the president to finish off Kenya.
" We will not allow them to finish off the remainder of Kenya, we will not," he said.
The government has already said that it will not push through the bill in its current state after dialogue with various stakeholders.
CORD leader Raila Odinga has already met with president Uhuru Kenyatta in a bid to ensure the changes are made to the legislation.
" I think it is important that we dialogue for the sake of the country and the future of our children, he said.
The bill seeks to ensure that radical acts and their perpetrators are not allowed a free hand to do whatever they want, in the face of increased terror attacks in the country.
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