CORD suspends January 4 mass action


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CORD leaders led by Ford-Kenya Party leader Moses Wetangula (Centre in a beige Suit) addressing a press conference in Nairobi. Photo/Citizen

The Coalitions for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has announced it has held off mass demonstrations against the Election Laws amendments slated for January 2017, saying they want to monitor how Senate will handle changes to the poll laws currently being considered by Senate Legal Affairs Committee.

The Opposition had earlier planned to take to the streets on January 4th, saying that the amendments to the election laws would hamper free and fair polls come 2017.

Speaking in Nairobi, CORD co-principal Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musyoka has accused Jubilee of seeking to influence electoral regulations and demanded a transparent audit of voters register.

Kalonzo and Wetangula say they will review outcome of senate handling of the poll regulations on 5th January before announcing their next course of action.

The Opposition chiefs have further urged Kenyans to register as voters in numbers, expressing optimism CORD will remove President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2017 election.

CORD legislators had on Monday evening blocked National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi from accessing the Parliament Building, in a bid disrupt special sitting convened to pass the Elections Laws Ammendment Act that advocates for the re- introduction of the manual back-up voting system.

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