The Star (Nairobi)

22 February 2013

Kenya: Orengo in 'Six Piece' Vote Plea

LANDS minister James Orengo has asked voters to cast their ballot in a 'six piece' pattern.

Orengo said some candidates were riding on Cord presidential candidate Raila Odinga's popularity and asked Siaya residents to adopt the 'six piece' pattern.

Addressing a rally at Sigomere trading center, Ugunja constituency, Orengo warned that unless party enthusiasts vote for 'a six piece suit', Raila will command a weak government that can easily impeach him.

"Giving Raila presidency without numerical strength is like handing him a gun without bullets," said Orengo. He said if voters make a blunder in this year's election, "it will take a Luo 200 years to lead this country."

He said when the doyen of opposition politics Jaramogi Oginga Odinga commanded a majority in parliament in 1992, the House put former president Moi's government in check.

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