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The Orange Newsletter Volume 2 Number 5 31 January 2013

The Orange Newsletter Volume 2 Number 5 31 January 2013

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The Orange is a Newsletter of the Orange Democratic Movement
The Orange is a Newsletter of the Orange Democratic Movement

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NEWSLETTER OF THE ORANGE DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENTVolume 2 Number 5 Thursday 31 January 2013
CORD Supporters brave heavy downpour to receive Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga at Uhuru Park after being cleared by IEBC to Contestthe 4 March 2013 General Elections
Towards Victory
Orange Correspondent
The CORD presidential candidate, RailaAmolo Odinga handed in his nominationpapers to the IEBC yesterday. Afterhanding in his papers, Raila, who wasaccompanied by his running mate, VicePresident Kalonzo Musyoka, headed for arally at Uhuru Park, where supportersliterally braved heavy downpour to create asoaked mosaic of colour, stretching to thefour ends of the park. In their thousandsthey stood in the rain, until it was, like therally they longed for, over.The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy(CORD) is committed to the realisation of aKenyan society founded on populardemocracy and social justice, where allcitizens enjoy equal political, economic andsocio-cultural rights and live in harmonyand unity. All scientific opinion pollsindicate the Raila is headed for victory atthe 4 March elections.Raila Amollo Odinga
,
also popularlyknown to his as Agwambo, is our PartyLeader and Prime Minister. Raila has beena Member of Parliament for Langata since
 
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 1992. He served as Minister of Energyfrom 2001 to 2002 and as Minister of Roads, Public Works, and Housing from2003 to 2005. He was the main oppositioncandidate in the 2007 presidential election.Following a violent post-electoral crisis,Raila took office as Prime Minister in April2008, serving as supervisor of a nationalunity coalition government.On September 1, 2007, Raila Odinga waselected as the presidential candidate of theODM. He garnered significant support inthe 2007 General Election, with majority of the votes in Rift Valley, Western, his nativeNyanza, Coast, Nairobi (Capital) and NorthEastern provinces. Kibaki led in his nativeCentral province and beat Raila in Easternprovince. Out of the 2007, ODM got 101out of 210 seats in the parliament, makingthe ODM the single largest party inparliament.On December 30, 2007, the chairman of theKenyan election commission fraudulentlydeclared Raila's opponent, incumbentpresident Kibaki, the winner of thepresidential election by a margin of about230,000 votes. Most opinion polls hadprojected that Odinga would defeatpresident Kibaki.
CORD
s Presidential Candidate Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga gets clearance from the IEBC to contest the 4 March 2013 General Elections
CORD Manifesto 2013: Unleashing Kenya
s Potential
Larry Gumbe
Tuko Tayari
“In a democracy, moving forward depends
on making compromises. We need abipartisan understanding in our politics if we are to unleash all the potential of theKenyan people. I know how hard each of us is going to work to get elected to thevarious seats that we are seeking. It is soengrossing that we may be tempted toforget that it is not about us; it is about
Kenya.”
 
The CORD Vision
The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy(CORD) is committed to the realisation of aKenyan society founded on populardemocracy and social justice, where allcitizens enjoy equal political, economic andsocio-cultural rights and live in harmonyand unity.
CORD
’s 10
-Point Programme
1.
 
Jobs2.
 
Food Security
 
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 3.
 
Security4.
 
People-led Government5.
 
Poverty & Cost of Living6.
 
Social Equality7.
 
Infrastructure & Land8.
 
Quality Education9.
 
Health Care10.
 
One Indivisible Nation
1.
 
 Jobs
The only route to a prosperous nation isthrough an environment that enables everywilling and industrious Kenyan to becomea producer of goods or services. To achievethis, CORD will remove barriers toeconomic productivity and prosperity. Thiswill in addition help to instil investor anddevelopment-partner confidence.The CORD government will lay thefoundation for Kenya to move within twodecades from being a poor and dependentnation to being a productive and self-sustaining economy, paving the way to jobsand dignified lives for all.
CORD will:
 
Take at least one major industry toeach county and establish a 24-houreconomy in major urban centres.
 
Restructure the Youth EmpowermentFund to give young peopleentrepreneurial skills and providethem with start-up grants, and also togive loans at reduced rates forbusiness expansion.
 
Open branches of Kenya IndustrialEstates all over the country to supportand develop new business concerns.
 
Set up well-equipped centres in eachconstituency to offer training inmodern entrepreneurial andtechnological skills.
 
Give incentives to banks and otherinstitutions so that they financeindustries that create jobs.
 
Enhance the use of ICT for increasedproductivity and efficiency and tomake Kenya into an informationsociety.
 
Promote local and foreign investmentthrough tax and other incentives.
 
Invest at least 2.5 per cent of annualGDP in research and development.
 
Fast-track Special Economic Zones inmajor urban centres
 2.
 
 Food Security
Crop production is mainly rain-fed, withonly two per cent of crop-land underirrigation, making the sub-sectorsusceptible to inclement weather andvariable yields from year to year. Thelivestock sub-sector contributes about 10per cent of GDP and accounts for morethan 30 per cent of the farm-gate value of agricultural commodities. The fisheriessub-sector contributes about 0.5 per cent of GDP and supports 80,000 Kenyans directlyThe CORD government will transform theagriculture, livestock and fisheries sectorsto ensure adequate food for everyone. Thiswill also assure farmers, livestock-keepersand fisher-folk of decent incomes. It willenhance equity and provide productiveemployment while the countryindustrialises, develops the service sectorand diversifies job opportunities.
CORD will:
 
Subsidise farm inputs to ensureincreased yield.
 
Invest in rural infrastructure tofacilitate access to markets.
 
Reintroduce free extension services indifferent branches of the sector.
 
Strengthen co-operatives and integraterural production with the rest of theeconomy via infrastructuredevelopment and better markets.
 
Introduce crop and livestock insuranceschemes.
 
Promote value-addition in agriculturethrough the use of taxation and othermeasures.
 
Devolve decision-making to countygovernments on funding, research,agro-processing and value addition.
 
Promote greater agricultural researchand develop crop varieties that canwithstand climate change.
 
Promote inland fishing areas,particularly around lakes Victoria,Turkana and Naivasha, throughinvestment in hygienic landing bays,modern storage and processingfacilities, and efficient transport andcommunications infrastructure.
 
Invest in innovative irrigatedagriculture for improved yields.
 
Encourage investment in post-harvestprocessing and preservation andstorage technologies, to maximisereturns to rural producers and ensure astable food supply and affordability toconsumers.
 
Reintroduce mini-weather stations inschools to assist in local monitoring of weather trends and patterns
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 National Security
Insecurity prevents people from freelyundertaking nation-building activities. Italso discourages foreign and localinvestors. Parliament has enacted relevantstatutes and several pertinent bills arepending. The CORD government willensure optimal functioning of organisationsconcerned with national defence, internalhuman security and state security, as wellas regional and institutional peace-keepingand security operations.The CORD government will be very toughon crime and terrorism and even tougher ontheir causes. Many crimes are related topoverty. Some people turn to petty crime tosurvive. Poor policing does not help. Landissues make the problem worse. Cattle-rustling, muggings and extortion bycriminal gangs are all common. Our newConstitution provides a framework formajor security-sector reformsImprove and extend the national securitystructure to ensure security for all, and witha human rights face.
CORD will:
 
Develop a strategy to strengthenresponse to terrorism and militiagroups, as well as to new challengessuch as cyber security.
 
Expand the use of CCTV.
 
Fast-track police reforms and giveofficers the necessary training andequipment to provide security, givingparliament and the courts an oversightrole to ensure police powers are notabused.
 
Strengthen community policing forsafety, security and sustainabledevelopment locally.
 
Improve border policing by deployingdefence personnel.
 
Create a Directorate of CriminalInvestigation as a semi-autonomousagency delinked from national policecommand
 4.
 
 People-led Government
CORD sees governance as the exercise of authority by individuals and institutions forthe common good of society. Governanceis the will of the people delegated toindividuals and institutions that exerciseauthority in the context of the socialcontract between the people and those inauthority.CORD believes that good governance andgender equality are critical to achievingpeaceful co-existence and sustainabledevelopment.
CORD will:
 
Protect, implement and defend theConstitution in spirit and letter.

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