23 February 2013

Kenya: Jubilee Won't Implement Land Reforms, Says Raila

CORD yesterday claimed that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries and the police of failing to take action on their rivals who were allegedly perpetrating political violence.

The head of the CORD presidential campaign team, Roads minister Frankine Bett said: "If the IEBC and the police are still awake, they should take action against those breaking the law because they are known."

Speaking in campaign rallies at Rigoma in Nyamira County and Nyanturago in Kisii County, Bett added: "We want action taken failure which we shall assume they are part of and parcel of those unleashing violence on us."

During the rallies that were addressed by CORD presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Bett further asked the IEBC and police to investigate a syndicate that was allegedly buying voters cards.

During the rally, Odinga was accompanied by Public Works minister Chris Obure, party executive director Janet Ong'era, ODM senator candidate Okong'o O'Mogeni, governor hopeful John Nyagarama, parliamentary candidate Timothy Bosire and EALA MP Joseph Kiangoi.

Bett further claimed that their rivals were dishing out freebies to people including land and asked the IEBC to investigate.

"Some people are claiming that they donated land to people in Taita. It is an electoral offence to bribe people with anything including land," added Bett.

He also alleged that some communities were being threatened in Naivasha, Thika and parts of Nairobi. Raila asked locals not to vote for Jubilee because they stand for status quo. He said Kenya's problems will be solved once the constitution is fully implemented.

"Implementation of the constitution will change this country for the better and we are the only team that can implement it," added the PM.

He asked the Kisii community not to vote for Jubilee's Uhuru Kenyatta after he was endorsed by former cabinet minister Simeon Nyachae.

"You cannot vote for somebody because you have been told that they took care of him,' he said in reference to Nyachae's endorsement of Uhuru on Monday.

Obure, Bosire and Kiangoi assured Raila that the community will vote for him to the last man. "As a community we have taken a stand that we will support Raila because we want real change," added Obure.

Kiangoi led the people in making what he termed as Rigoma Agreement in which they resolved to back Raila bid. At Nyanturago in Nyaribari Chache, Raila said his father had a close relationship with Nyachae's father, the late senior chief Musa Nyandusi.

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