Raila to register Cord as a party for 2017 General Election
Cord plans to register as a single ‘corporate’ Cord Party, allowing affiliates to field candidates on their tickets in some areas and under Cord tickets in others. The umbrella strategy aims to improve opposition chances of victory next year against the Jubilee Party. It aims to strengthen Cord, keep it together and allay fears of widening cracks within the coalition. It is likely to resemble Narc, the political party that removed Kanu from power in 2002. ODM, Wiper, Ford Kenya and 10 other affiliated parties will retain their identities.