Raila team step closer to referendum against Jubilee Government

The stage has now been set for the biggest political battle between the Opposition and Government over the referendum campaigns ahead of the 2017 General Election.

CORD leaders are pushing for the return of politicians to the Cabinet, sweeping electoral reforms and an enhanced role for the Senate in their referendum bid.

IEBC has already received the 1.4 million signatures that are required for the referendum bill, and the commission has at least 90 days to validate the signatures before they move forward with it.
Speaking during the presentation, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka said “Today is a very historic day. It is our hope that the IEBC will move expeditiously and do what they have to do within the constitution,” 

The Bill also seeks to increase the powers of the Senate by making it mandatory that top state officers 

The Coalition  also proposes that a presidential petition to the Supreme Court should be filed within 12 days and not 7 days as currently provided for in law. 

They are now waiting for the IEBC to finalize with the signature before giving the go a head. 

Share this

Related Posts

Next Post »