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CORD asks MCAs to support Okoa Kenya Campaign

22 November 2015, 15:07 Ben Wafula

Busia - Coalition for Reforms and Democracy has called on Members of County Assembly (MCAs) to support the Okoa Kenya campaign to help in amending the constitution through a referendum.

Speaking during the Teso cultural festival at Kaliwa Primary in Teso South, Busia County, CORD leader Raila Odinga asked MCAs in the all 47 counties to back the referendum to liberate the State from bad governance that has tainted its image through perpetuation of corruption..

The Orange Democratic Movement party leader said that for the country to succeed in achieving the millennium development goals and vision 2030, corruption should be fought by all means.

“The government is faced with all negatives that hinder development including corruption, tribalism, bad governance and lack of jobs to youths. The Referendum is the only savior to all these malpractices that have put the country into international radar, hence driving out potential investors," said Raila.

He said that the Okoa Kenya referendum push agitates for the increase of funds to the counties from 15 per cent to 45 per cent so that counties can have enough funds to initiate development projects to boost economic growth.

Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetang'ula accused the Jubilee administration of engaging in a looting spree and denying Kenyans what rightfully belongs to them like good hospitals, roads, jobs and successful economy.

“The Jubilee government has failed to stop corruption. Every department and sector is dogged with graft and the referendum is the only solution,’’ said Wetang’ula.

Wetang'ula echoed Raila’s call and urged MCAs to support the Okoa Kenya Camapign which will bring positive change in Kenya.

Machakos Senator, Johnson Muthama called on teachers to vote out the Jubilee administration in 2017 because they have failed to comply with the court directive that awarded them a 50-60 per cent pay rise.

“Teachers should keep safe their September pay slips. It will be their biggest weapon to vote out a regime that has frustrated them,’’ he cautioned.

ODM Secretary General, Ababu Namwamba criticised the government's handling of the economy.

“The economy is in crisis and Kenyans are suffering the future of the country depends us. Let’s work in resuscitating the economy that is in Intensive Care Unit. Okoa Kenya is the solution to all these problems,’’ said the Budalang’i Mp.

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