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What options does Raila have after Okoa Kenya failure?

29 March 2016, 16:35 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga has been left in a tight spot following the failure of the Okoa Kenya referendum. What are his options?

The CORD leader is understandably in an unhappy place after the failure of the referendum push following poor signature collection processes by the secretariat which left the opposition nearly 150,000 votes short in the push for the referendum.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC left the coalition bosses struggling to comprehend the way forward after stating that CORD had no hit the 1 million threshold required for a popular referendum.

Thus the CORD bosses have two options.

First, to redeem the referendum as they say they will, they will require to start the process afresh, which means that they will have to pick up the 1 million signatures again which is a costly process.

At the moment, it is not clear how much money CORD spent in the first place and whether they will be keen to start afresh.

Sources though, tell News24 that it was a significant amount of money.

" The Coalition spent over KES 100 million to collect the signatures. It was costly and time wasting and to start afresh would be a long process," the source stated.

With the 2017 elections just around the corner, the CORD leader might thus be forced to concentrate on building a campaign team to help him win the polls.

" Okoa Kenya takes time and energy and the CORD leader might be better served to start his campaigns early," Isaac Kipng'etich, a political sciences lecturer told News24.

Which route the CORD leader will take remains to be seen.

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