Taita Taveta Senator Regrets Colluding With CORD


Taita Taveta Senator, Dan Mwazo has expressed regrets for joining forces with CORD and convincing Taita and Taveta communities to vote for ODM in 2013 general elections.

Announcing his plans to contest for the post of a governor, Mr. Mwazo said residents have not gained anything from voting for CORD in the past elections.

Local ODM official was fast to clap back at him, castigating his annoying remark and challenging him to join the ruling party. He promised to gather people for Jubilee as they deserve the win.

Speaking during the burial of Robinson Thabiti, Taita Taveta Senator said he will never lead the electorate to the wrong direction again.

CORD is currently agitating for the electoral commission to be reformed. The protest has seen the destruction of property and killing of protesters. One that caused heavy public uproar was the last one held on Monday that saw massive destruction of establishments and burning of public transports.

No incidents were reported in Nairobi but Nairobi government ordered Cord to pay an outstanding Sh250,000 bill for holding a rally at Uhuru Park, Nairobi, on Monday.

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County secretary Robert Ayisi said the opposition coalition held the rally at the grounds without obtaining clearance from the government.

“Authority for use of Uhuru Park grounds should be subject to settlement of the requisite fee,” Ayisi noted in a letter to Cord on Tuesday.

He gave the coalition until Thursday to pay the bill normal customers pay when they use the site.

A receipt sent to Cord by the Nairobi City County for payment for hiring Uhuru Park on June 6.

A receipt sent to Cord by the Nairobi City County for payment for hiring Uhuru Park on June 6.

A receipt sent to Cord by the Nairobi City County for payment for hiring Uhuru Park on June 6-22

Cord leaders Raila Odinga, Moses Wetang’ula and their supporters had gathered briefly at Uhuru Park before marching to the offices of the IEBC at Anniversary Towers.

In Kibera, hundreds of charged youths assembled for the demonstrations armed with crude weapons, stones in sacks and sufurias.

In Migori county, the demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday, shortly after the 9 pm news when they realized no agreement had been reached on the IEBC stalemate.