CORD delivers to government at saba saba rally
07 July 2014, 22:32
Nairobi - The Opposition Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) said it planned to
"remove" President Uhuru Kenyatta from office through the collection
of a million signatures if the government did implement the demands made at
Uhuru Park in Nairobi on Monday.
Senators Bonny Khalwale, Omar Hassan and Rosemary Kariuki read the so-called
Okua Kenya Declaration, a set of 13 demands.
“We are calling upon the government to cancel the security tender given to
Safaricom and failure to which we will call for commercial sanctions to
Safaricom,” said Khalwale as he read the declaration.
Three CORD, luminaries Raila Odinga, Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musyoka,
signed the declaration after the government refused to dialogue with them as
per Odinga's demands.
“The time I called for dialogue they refused. We are now telling them that we
no longer want a national dialogue,” said Odinga.
Among other things included in the declaration as resolutions are the
constituting of a National Referendum Committee which would ensure
participation of people at all levels from County, Sub-county and Ward levels.
According to the declaration the referendum to remove the President from office
will be overseen by a neutral international body that will be convened by the
The declaration resolved that the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission
(IEBC) should be disbanded for allegedly failing to take responsibility of its
failures in last general elections.
The declaration called on the government to address the runaway insecurity and
withdraw the Kenya Defense Forces from Somalia.