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Wetang'ula fears leaving CORD will make Jubilee stronger

08 September 2014, 16:41 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetang’ula has said that he will not leave Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) as it will weaken it and allow Jubilee to take leadership again in 2017.

He said many people have been advising him to leave CORD and seek for Presidency on his Ford Kenya party ticket, but he says united with leaders from other regions they will have to defeat Jubilee in 2017.

Speaking at Kimwanga Catholic Church in Bumula sub-County, Wetang’ula said that CORD is very strong and refuted claims that they were divided and will be defeated in 2017.

“Am in CORD to stay, despite the advice from certain quarters that I leave and concentrate on my FK party; I won’t because united we stand divided we fall,” said Weatang’ula.

Wetang’ula, who is a CORD co-Principal, said that the Coalition is there to succeed in 2017 and called on the ruling party to stay put for a tough competition in the next general election.

“The opposition is strong and tough this time round and am asking people of goodwill to join us in agitating for the referendum push so that enough money is send to the grassroots to benefit the locals through ‘Pesa Mashinani’," he said.

At the same time, the Ford Kenya Party leader accused President Uhuru Kenyatta for overseeing the destruction of the ship that had been detained for allegedly trafficking heroin through Kenyan waters.

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Wetang’ula said that the hurry in which the ship was destroyed showed that the government was destroying the evidence and the exhibits so that the suspects are set free.

“The President erred by ordering for the destruction of the ship which was sunk in the deep waters of Indian Ocean a week ago and it was evident that the culprits arrested could be set free for lack of evidence. We want a taskforce formed to ascertain why the ship was destroyed despite the availability of the court order,” said Wetang’ula.

He called for proper answers on the whole saga.

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