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Raila to lead Cord on ICC talks

28 October 2013, 08:05

Nairobi - The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has called for a joint Parliamentary Group Meeting of all its members to discuss what the party has said was “matters of national importance.”

Among the issues on the agenda for the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, sources said, is the much-talked bi-partisan plan to support suspension of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto’s case at the International Criminal Court.

The duo is facing charges of crimes against humanity following the post elections violence in 2007/08.

Sources further intimated that there are already 25 Members of Parliament involved in the initiative to provide a bi-partisan support for the government’s petition pending at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that seeks a one-year deferral of the cases.


According to the sources, the meeting will also seek to establish a common approach to on-coming by-elections in Borabu, Bomachoge, Nyaribari Chache, Lungalunga Constituencies alongside Lamu County gubernatorial and Bungoma senate by-elections.

CORD has in the past-opposed calls for Kenya to pull out of the Rome Statute citing that it was a “selfish” establishment that was designed to serve interests of some elements in government.

Many will be waiting to see the stand the party will take regarding the bi-partisan approach to the UNSC petition.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday to bring together the three party principles, Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang'ula alongside all the parties’ senators and MPs.

- CAJ News


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