Friday, 11 January 2013

CORD Principals Due for Inaugural Western and North Rift Tours

The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has lined up a number of activities that run from today, Thursday, January 10, 2013 through Sunday, January 13, 2013, in Central, Western and North Rift provinces, aimed at boosting Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s presidential bid. 

On Friday, January 11, 2013, Rt. Hon. Odinga will lead co-CORD principals, Vice President Hon Kalonzo Musyoka and Hon Moses Wetangula, on a visit to Kakamega, to be climaxed by a major rally at the Muliro Gardens.

The Principals will then proceed to Kitale on Saturday, January 12, 2013, for a major rally at the Kenyatta Stadium, besides a number of other scheduled activities.

The three CORD leaders will wind-up their tour of the two regions with a visit to Bungoma on Sunday, January 13, 2012, where apart from other scheduled activities in the area, will address a major rally at the Posta Grounds.

Their visit will be preceded by a CORD Caravan set to traverse the areas to popularize the PM’s presidential bid and the alliance. 

Official Release by the Raila for President Secretariat

Monday, 7 January 2013

Raila Odinga Presidential Campaign Secretariat Restructured

The Raila Odinga Presidential Campaign Secretariat has been restructured to incorporate interests of partners in the CORD Coalition, enhance synergy and deliver victory for Kenya.

Mr. Andrew Mwavwa, who has been Head of Strategy in the Kalonzo Musyoka for President Secretariat, now becomes the Deputy Head of the Raila Odinga Presidential Campaign Secretariat while Mr. Ken Wanyama, who has been a member of the Moses Wetangula Presidential Campaign Secretariat becomes the Director in Charge of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships in the Raila Odinga Presidential Campaign Secretariat

Mr Eliud Owalo retains the position of Chief Campaign Manager and Head of the restructured Raila Odinga Presidential Campaign Secretariat. Others are Mr. Ngunjiri Wambugu (Director, Political Affairs), Dr. Lang’at Kipkurui Lang’at (Director, Field Operations), Mr. Oduor Ong’wen (Director of Strategy, Policy and Research), Ms Rosemary Kariuki (Political Mobilisation), Mr. Wafula Buke (Field Manager), Dr Josephine Wandago (Women Affairs) and Mr. David Osiany (Youth Affairs).

These changes, which have been sanctioned by the three CORD principals and the CORD Executive Board, take effect immediately.


Sunday, 6 January 2013

CORD Statement on Nominations for the 2013 General Elections

Franklin Bett (left) Cord co-chairmen Dalmas Otieno (centre) and David Musila (right) confer during a news conference January 5, 2013 at Serena Hotel, Nairobi. Cord parties will hold joint nominations.
The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), having exhaustively consulted widely among its member parties and its various coalition management organs, wishes to inform our supporters and those who have expressed interest in offering themselves for nomination for the positions of Governor, Senator, Woman Member of the National Assembly, Ordinary Member  of the National Assembly and Member of the County Assembly in their respective member parties as follows:

  1. That nominations to all the named positions will be held on Thursday, 17th January 2013.
  2. That the nominations shall be conducted jointly by FORD Kenya, ODM, Wiper Democratic Movement -­‐ Kenya and all other partner parties that have signed the Coalition Agreement. 
  3. That the nominations shall be conducted by universal suffrage through secret ballot.
  4. That for avoidance of doubt, the names of all candidates for each position shall appear in one common ballot paper clearly indicating the name and symbol of sponsoring partner party. 
  5. That polling stations for the purposes of these nominations, which shall open at 8.00 hrs and close at 17.00 hrs, shall be published by the CORD Elections Board not later than seven (7) days before the nominations. 
  6. That to qualify to participate in nominations, electors names must appear in the IEBC Voters’ Register and proof of identification shall be either a National Identity Card or Kenyan Passport. No other identification document will be accepted. 
  7. That at the close of voting, votes shall be counted and results announced at the polling stations which shall later be tallied at Constituency and County Tallying Centres. 
  8. That the County and Constituency Returning Officers, Presiding Officers and clerks for the exercise shall be identified,appointed and supervised by the CORD Elections Board and NOT by aspirants or any other entity. 
  9. That each successful candidate in the nominations shall be issued with a certificate of nomination by his or her sponsoring partner party. 
  10. That the CORD Election Board has been mandated to expressly disqualify any candidate who engages in, sponsors or in any way abets violence prior to, during or after the nomination exercise.
  11. That the following have been appointed members of the CORD Elections board:
• Hon. Franklin Bett Chair
• Sammy M. Mbova, CBS Vice Chair
• Ezekiel Wafula Secretary Other members include:
• Everett Wasike
• Hon. Judy Pareno
• Roy M. Mutisya
• Mary Muhuhu
The CORD Elections Board shall issue more details regrading this exercise in due course.

Dated in Nairobi this 5th January 2013

Signed: Hon. David Musila 
Hon. Dalmas Otieno