Muthama, Orengo rubbish CORD ‘breakup’ reports


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Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama addressing CORD supporters in a past anti-IEBC rally. [Photo/Benjamin Wafula

Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama and his Siaya counterpart James Orengo have rubbished reports of disgruntlement in the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD).

Speaking at the funeral service of businessman Timothy Kathuma in Machakos, Muthama said that reports of fallout in CORD are malicious, noting that every party in the coalition is integral to its existence.

“At CORD we know what we are doing. We have our own game plan for the 2017 election and would follow through with it,” said Muthama.

The Machakos Senator accused Jubilee of failing Kenyans on matters of security, noting that so far 123 Kenyans have being killed by police officers, which is a contravention of human rights.

He further made reference to past cases of terror attacks in Garissa, Mandera and Nairobi as a sign that the Jubilee government cannot assure Kenyans of their safety.

“If Kenya’s political sphere was like that of the US and UK, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto would have resigned by now for failing to deliver on their mandate,” he said.

He also faulted DP Ruto for issuing millions in harambees saying it amounting to misuse of Kenyans’ taxes.

“DP Ruto is using government resources to gain political mileage by giving million in harambees in a move aimed at hiding the government’s failures.”

Senator Orengo, in his address, said that CORD leader Raila Odinga (ODM) and coalition co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya) were fighting a common enemy (Jubilee) noting that it did not matter who won the coalition presidential ticket.

“CORD leaders’ target is not the presidential ticket but to bring reforms to the country which is being led by people who do not have the interest of Kenyans at heart.”

Matungulu MP Stephen Mule reiterated the senators’ remarks saying CORD is the only coalition that would transform the lives of Kenyans.

He hit out at a section of political leaders who are trying to lure Kalonzo Musyoka to Jubilee saying their efforts will not bear fruit.

“Just like he said, Kalonzo has many options but Jubilee is not one of those options,” said Mule.

He hit out at Machakos County Government, led by Governor Alfred Mutua, for failing to improve security in the county, pointing at recent cases where five security guards were killed in Machakos while six other people were killed Mitamboni.

He added that the killing of KNUT Treasurer Kangundo Meshack Mutisya, Professor Stephen Nzuve and businessman Timothy Kathuma indicates an increase in insecurity in the county.

Other leaders present were Kangundo MP Kyengo Katatha, Kathiani MP Robert Mbui and Machakos Deputy Governor Bernard Kiala.

Kathuma was killed in Kisukioni Market by armed robbers a fortnight ago.

 

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