Raila takes Cord’s referendum campaign to Eastleigh
Cord brigade took their referendum campaigns to Eastleigh in Nairobi urging Kenyans that the referendum will save devolution,which the coalition says is under threat.
Cord Principal Raila Odinga said the referendum will ensure ethnic inclusivity and ensure that all Kenyans are treated equally.
“We want ethnic inclusivity, we want all Kenyans to be the same. We need equality,” said Raila.
Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama said if Cord wins the referendum the coalition will immediately call for elections to remove the Jubliee government from power.
Suna East MP Junet Mohammed echoed the same sentiments when he said in swahili: “manataka tuendelea na serikal kama hiyo” ( Do you want to continue with the same government?”
Cord now claims they have collected 800,000 signatures. The coalition needs at least one million signatures and support of 24 county assemblies to push a people driven referendum.
As Cord was campaigning in Eastleigh President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto told Kenyans not to support the referendum calls.