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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 United Nations.

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.

 - CAJ 

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