Monday, August 09, 2010
WHY NEP VOTED GREEN IN THE REFERENDUM......Analysis
Her neighbour, Ms Habsa Ali, says: “We need the laws of the country changed. It’s absolutely important.” As the Greens and Reds traversed the country, referendum campaigns have been few in the north, where the overwhelming majority support the proposed set of laws — according to recent opinion polls. They did the same on the vote day.
From Bulla Mpya in Mandera’s border tip, along Wajir’s Qorahey plains to Garissa, the biggest issue is for justice for the survivors and victims of various massacres. “I think that we could be in a crisis if we reject it,” Mr Hussein Hulbale, a Garissa resident says. “Many people in Kenya don’t feel they have the modern laws for contemporary times.”