We the members of the CORD Parliamentary group meeting at the Great Rift Valley Lodge on the 9th to the 10th of February 2014 hereby resolve as follows:
- That CORD takes great exception to the manner in which the Jubilee administration is handling the ravaging famine situation that has afflicted various parts of the country, particularly Turkana and parts of the Coast region. We are therefore demanding that the jubilee government undertakes expeditious and sustainable measures to alleviate the continued suffering by Kenyans in those regions.
- That whereas CORD abhors terrorism in all its manifestations, we condemn in the strongest terms possible the reckless, barbaric, irreverent and brutal manner in which the police executed the raid on the Masjid Musa Mosque resulting in unnecessary loss of innocent lives and illegal detention of minors who were in the mosque to partake the free lunch that was on offer on the fateful day. CORD reiterates its sympathies and support for the people of Mombasa and will initiate measures to ensure justice is done and that the police officers who perpetuated the murders are brought to book.
- That CORD is alarmed with the continued and intensified institutionalized corruption in government ranging from the standard gauge railway scandal to the Tassia housing scandal under the watch of the Jubilee administration. It is instructive to note that even the President has acknowledged that his office is infested with corruption yet no measures have been taken to combat the same. We call on the Jubilee administration to urgently take concrete steps to deal with corruption using legitimate and effective state institutions.
- CORD condemns in the strongest terms possible, the insensitive manner in which public secondary schools are randomly increasing school fees without the slightest regard to the plight of bright kids from disadvantaged families. CORD is demanding that urgent corrective measures be instituted immediately and KCSE certificates from poor families withheld since 2007 be released to them forthwith.
- CORD notes that there are significant deficiencies in the constitution that need to be addressed ahead of the next general elections. In this regard radical electoral reforms, including the setting up of a new, credible electoral commission, must be undertaken as part and parcel of addressing the deficiencies in the constitution in a national dialogue to be held as soon as proper arrangements are in place. In the meantime, we call upon the electoral commission to immediately initiate the registration of voters as the registrar of persons issues IDs to all qualified Kenyans.
- That CORD recommits itself to work in parliament as a strong team to defend devolution and ensure good democratic governance at a time when the Jubilee administration is hell bent on rolling back the democratic gains the Kenyan people have won. We strongly condemn the Jubilee Government’s determination to re-introduce the discredited KANU’s authoritarian one party rule of yester years that under developed our country.
- CORD stands in solidarity with the people of South Sudan in their quest for peace, security and good governance as they seek for lasting solutions to the current conflict. CORD calls upon the two parties to the conflict to seek dialogue and inclusiveness in the Democratic dispensation that the citizens will accept.
The Right Hon Raila Odinga
ODM Party Leader
Hon Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka
WDMPK Party Leader
Hon Moses Masika Wetangula
FORD KENYA Party Leader
10th February 2014, the Great Rift Valley Lodge - Naivasha