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Kethi in CORD team to push for referendum

Controversial lawyer Kethi Kilonzo will be part of CORD’s team of experts to spearhead the push for a referendum.

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka said the late Senator Mutula Kilonzo’s daughter will represent the party in the committee to craft the question for the proposed referendum.

Mr Kalonzo announced Ms Kilonzo’s nomination during the burial of former Mbooni MP Fredrick Mulinge Kalulu at his Kitundu village home in Mbooni West District within Makueni County at the weekend.

Separately, Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula has said the full technical team and structures of the proposed referendum will be unveiled next week.

“As Ford Kenya, we shall nominate a technical team of experts to join nominees of other parties and stakeholders and we will be part and parcel of the process,” Wetang’ula said in Nakuru during a party meeting.

The party Parliamentary Group endorsed the push for a referendum and backed the 13 points demand by CORD.

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The Senate Minority Leader was speaking at a Nakuru hotel where Ford-K top organs held a two-day retreat to discuss party and national issues.

The party called for transparency in the registration of voters saying youths in Western and Nyanza were not being registered due to lack of identity cards.

Wetang’ula further said Ford-K would oppose a move by Jubilee to have the Registrar of Political Parties appointed by the Executive as proposed by a Miscellaneous Amendment Bill before Parliament.

Meanwhile, Narok North MP Moitalele Kenta has rubbished the demand by CORD for a referendum.

“The mood in the country is against holding a referendum or a General Election. Holding any of the two will unnecessarily raise tension in the country,” Mr Kenta said yesterday.

He was speaking at Masikonde Primary School in his constituency, where he opened two classes funded by the Constituency Development Fund.

He urged the Opposition to stop making incessant demands on the Government.