CORD leader Raila Odinga on Thursday night claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta threatened to fire National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi if he did not reconvene Parliament to pass the controversial amendments to the Election Laws.
Speaking during a live interview on Citizen TV, the former Prime Minister insisted that the Special Sitting gazetted by Mr Muturi on Tuesday night was illegal.
The CORD chief remarked that the time the notice was issued proved the same adding that: “What Jubilee was doing was very illegal. They blackmailed the Speaker to try and introduce these changes.”
Remember that Parliament had adjourned on Tuesday night at 10 pm and the Speaker himself ruled that the next session would start on January 24, 2017.
“That night the same Speaker was called by the President and told if he does not reconvene parliament, he was going to be sacked. At midnight he was publishing again another gazette notice to reconvene Parliament,” Odinga said.
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