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Why Raila badly needs Civil Society

27 August 2015, 20:37 William Korir

Nairobi - The Jubilee coalition is killing the constitution and must be stopped, CORD leader Raila Odinga has complained.

The CORD leader, speaking during the celebration of five years since the promulgation of the then new Constitution said that the mission of the current government was to try its best to see the death of the Constitution.

" I have no doubt that the current government is keen on killing the constitution and it is not new news to see them doing their best to find ways of undermining it," he said at Orange House Nairobi.

Raila said that the recent move by the government to extend the deadline to pass vital constitutional bills by one year sparked of disrespect to Kenyans.

" It is disrespect of not the constitution but Kenyans too because it is their wish. It is their vote. It is disappointing indeed," he added.

He also said that those who rejected the constitution are the ones trying to kill it.

" The clique we rejected in 2002 when we elected Narc has regrouped because its members are in power. And they have proven that Kenyans were right in rejecting them in 2002," he said.

" They have embarked on doing exactly what we thought they would do with power in 2002. They are reinventing the past. They are curtailing media freedom," he insisted.

" They want to stifle civil society, free expression and association in the name of containing insecurity. They have reinvented the era of mega scandals and huge debts that they will pass on to our children," he added.

He called on members of the civil society to join the coalition to fight for the upkeep of the constitution.

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