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Kalonzo roots for local tribunal Bill

By | January 9th 2011


Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has welcomed the proposed Imanyara Bill on the formation of a new local Tribunal to try post-election suspects.

Kalonzo said Parliament this time will be able to gunner two-thirds majority to pass a new Bill to facilitate the establishment of the Tribunal.

He was speaking when he addressed a meeting at Baraza Park, Habaswein, Wajir South Constituency in Habaswein District, where he led a team of ODM Kenya officials from different regions.

The meeting was part of the celebrations to mark the election of ODM-K’s Dr Muhammad Sirat as the new MP.

Leaders at the meeting, who included Ministers Samuel Pogishio (Information and Communication), Yusuf Haji (Defence) MPs Prof Philip Kaloki, Mohamed Affey, endorsed the presidential candidature of Kalonzo Musyoka as President Kibaki’s successor.

Earlier Kalonzo held talks with the local leaders on the challenges facing the area among other development issues.

At the same time, the Vice President said his visit to Habaswein marks the beginning of a countrywide tour in the next few months to introduce himself to Kenyans in preparation for the next general election.

Kalonzo said the Government has put necessary systems on full alert to ensure no Kenyan citizen will suffer or die from the effects of the looming drought.

Sirat asked the Government to provide Identity cards to the youths in the area to enable them get jobs, and vote in elections.

Nominated MP Affey called on the Government to sub-divide Wajir South Constituency.

Later, the Vice President opened First Community Bank in Wajir and a youth Polytechnic in Habaswein.

Kalonzo also laid a foundation stone of the new Wajir District Headquarters at Laheley in Wajir South Constituency where he also introduced the new DC, Mr George Otieno.

He assured the provincial administrators that they will not lose their jobs in the new constitution dispensation, urging them to serve the residents with diligence.

Haji called on leaders in the province to urge the youth not to cross the border to the neighbouring countries, saying they should be patriotic to their nation.

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