CORD is fighting for another ‘nusu mkate’, Senator Sang claims
Nandi Senator Stephen Sang has claimed that CORD’s recent push for the removal of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is aimed at earning them a slot in government.
Speaking on Citizen TV’s Power Breakfast show on Monday, Senator Sang said CORD is in a panic mode and that the recent anti-IEBC protests are aimed at diverting Kenyans’ attention on their apparent disorganisation.
He further noted that their demand will not stop with the removal of IEBC, claiming they will later turn their attention to the Supreme Court and other government agencies.
His claims were, however, refuted by Suna East MP Mohammed Junet who claimed that they are not interested in any government positions.
Junet stated that their push for the removal of IEBC is necessitated by their concern over its apparent ineptitude to conduct a free and fair election.
He said that CORD’s concerns are genuine and reflect the will of the people, noting that a reformed IEBC is vital for a free and fair election.
CORD’s protests on Monday will be the second in a span of three weeks with their first being a fortnight ago.
The coalition’s attempts to access IEBC offices last month were thwarted after police lobbed teargas at the protesters.
CORD leaders Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula were among those teargassed during the protests.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Major Gen. (Rtd.) Joseph Nkaissery has, however, warned CORD supporters against engaging in violence during the protests saying the police are under clear instructions to use force to counter acts of violence.
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