Saturday, 9 July 2016

Rotational presidency will end rule of two Tribes


Matilda Nzioki 3 hours ago 19973
– The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has called on voters to shun decisions that apparently force the country to be ruled by only two tribes
– The Opposition leaders urged Kenyans to vote them in, so as to kick start rotational presidency
CORD has said that it is confident it will emerge the ruling party come 2017.
This, Opposition chief Raila Odinga said is one key way Kenya will see an end to “domination by two tribes”.
Raila was speaking during a rally in Migori at the homecoming of Junet Mohammed, Member of Parliament for Suna West constituency.
He urged voters to give support to CORD, saying it was paramount to ensure other ethnic groups get a chance to lead the country, bringing diversity and fairness in the country’s leadership.
“Majority of Kenyans are behind CORD. I want our people to be confident that we will send Jubilee home. They have looted our country. They are liars who promised us heaven but have delivered nothing,” Raila was quoted in a report byThe Standard, adding that he has support from the Luhya, Coast region, Kisii, North Eastern, Kamba and a section of Rift Valley, and that CORD would emerge winners if the election was free and fair.
Rotational presidency will end rule of two communities - CORD
CORD leaders during a campaign rally in Malindi earlier in the year. Photo: The Star
A number of CORD leaders were present at the function including Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama, Siaya Senator James Orengo, ODM Chairman John Mbadi, Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire, MPs Opiyo Wandayi, Simba Arati, Jakoyo Midiwo and TJ Kajwang’ as well as women representatives Mishi Mboko, Aisha Jumwa, Gladys Wanga and Florence Mutua.
“A Raila presidency from 2017 will mark the change to the cycle of leadership since independence. That is why we implore Kenyans to vote for Raila. It is then that the presidency can begin to rotate,” Bosire told the crowd.
Muthama agreed with the sentiments, saying that one of the motivations by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to summon him recently was because he had called for the rotation of the presidency among all tribes in the country.
The Opposition coalition however steered clear from addressing the issue of Western politicians Ababu Namwamba and Paul Otuoma quitting ODM, despite being prompted by the crowd.
The report quoted a source that apparently indicated Raila had warned the legislators to avoid the issue, as it would give the two unnecessary publicity at the event.
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong guaranteed CORD that his constituents were fully behind the party.

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