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Sunday, 3 August 2014

REFERENDUMCALLS WILL POLARISE COUNTRY, SAYS KERICHO SENATOR



Cord has been urged to abandon its call for a referendum as the implementation of the constitution which was passed in 2010 referendum has taken only two years under the Jubilee government; hence more time is required to gauge the new law.


Kericho senator Charles Keter said the referendum calls will polarise the country and Cord should only concentrate on checking the government’s functions which is their duty as the opposition.


Keter said the referendum was done in 2005 and 2010 and there is no need for it again at the moment adding that the government must be given time to honour its pledges without interference. Keter took a swipe at Raila Odinga saying he did nothing when he was in power.

On security matters, the Kericho senator called on the county residents living in Kericho-Kisumu border to ensure that they take care of one another on matters of security urging them to ensure that they know the people they are living with. He said that cattle rustlers are thieves regardless of their tribes and should not be branded as Kalenjin or Luo.

The senator said that the government has provided 2000 police vehicles and has increased another 2000 in this financial year which will help in beefing up security.

Other leaders present at the fundraiser were area MP Jackson Rop (Kipkelion West), Moses Cheboi (Kuresoi North) and William Ruto’s aide Farouk Kibet.