CORD warns rebel members to stop spreading propaganda on MOU

CORD warns rebel members to stop spreading propaganda on MOU

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CORD Executive management committee chairs Senator James Orengo (left) and Senator Johnstone Muthama (right). PHOTO: CHRIS NYAMUTA

Nairobi, KENYA: Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has opened up on the MOU saga sending a stern warning to some Members of Parliament on what it terms as giving out statements meant to ignite discord in the coalition.

Speaking in Nairobi on Tuesday,  CORD executive management committee chairs Johnstone Muthama and James Orengo dispelled rumors that there are rifts in the coalition on the issue of  coalition’s presidential flag bearer in the 2017 general elections.

Muthama insisted that the coalition is intact and blamed rebel members of parliament and their competitors of sowing seeds of discord in the coalition.

Muthama said that the coalition will not tolerate legislators who are propelling un characterized politics whose agenda is to create rift in the coalition.

“The CORD executive management shall not hesitate to invoke disciplinary measures against members whose actions and utterances go against the  spirit of the coalition.”Muthama said.

He urged legislators to air their criticism but such criticism should not go overboard by undermining the coalition.

The coalition insisted that the task of picking a presidential flag bearer in a non issue for now insisting that it doesn’t rest with the three principals and the coalition has mechanisms on how it is done.

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The Memorandum of Understanding has brought a lot of debate within the coalition, with some  saying that ODM and Wiper signed an MOU, while Ford Kenya signed a pact as a partner in the coalition; issues which are privy with the three principals.