How Jubilee tricked CORD to end street demos
Tharaka Nithi Senator, Kithure Kindiki, has revealed that the successful passage of the controversial amendments to the Election Laws (Amendment) Act 2015 in the Senate late last year was a result of trickery from the Jubilee side.
According to the Senate Majority Leader, Jubilee Senators, through their numerical strength took advantage of their Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) counterparts by ‘pretending to be friendly and concerned’ to them to pass the amendments that will see the use of manual transmission of election results in cases where the electronic system fails.
“I remember how we pretended to be good and modest towards our opposition colleagues. We at some point invited them for lunch courtesy of the government to convince them to abandon the demonstrations they were holding, which they did. In the end, we voted for the agenda we wanted and that is passing the proposed changes to election laws,” said Senator Kindiki who was speaking during the burial ceremony of the late Laikipia Senator GG Kariuki on Friday, July 14.
With the debate creating a public outcry and even prompting CORD MPs to take to the streets, Prof. Kindiki revealed the trickery that Jubilee played, well orchestrated by the late Laikipia Senator GG Kariuki.
The then opposition coalition argued that the re-introduction of the manual transmission of election results is prone to manipulation and that it was a plot by the ruling Jubilee to alter election results in their favour in August 8th polls.
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