BY SAM ALFAN.
Kieni Member of Parliament has moved to court seeking orders to block CORD leaders from collecting signatures to initiate referendum.
The legislator says the move is unconstitutional as it violates section Article 257 of the constitution.
He says that the exercise is being undertaken without formulating their suggestion into a draft bill as required under Article 257 (3) of the constitution saying that its pre- condition requirement to have a draft Bill that will enable them to solicit and procure at least one million signatures.
”During the transitional period for implementation of the constitution which lapses on 27 August 2015, the constitution cannot be lawfully amended” he says.
The MP will be asking the court to issue conservatory order to restrain CORD from soliciting and procure ring the signatures.
The court will be further urged to stop the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission from receiving the draft Bill and signatures from the CORD leaders.
He has used CORD, OKOA Kenya ODM, and Attorney general, the constitution Implementation Commission and Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
The petition will be placed before duty judge tomorrow for orders and directions.