CORD to resume anti-IEBC protests Monday

CORD to resume anti-IEBC protests Monday

The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) will resume weekly anti-IEBC protests on Monday after President Uhuru Kenyatta ruled out talks on the disbandment of the electoral body outside Parliament.

In a letter by CORD Secretariat Chief Executive Officer Norman Magaya, the opposition coalition notified Nairobi City County Commander Japheth Koome of a planned peaceful demonstration to call for the removal of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials.

CORD has requested police to organize for the necessary security to ensure the safety of all leaders and wananchi who will participate in the demonstrations.

CORD had given the government until Sunday to start dialogue with a 5-member-team formed it had formed to steer the process.

On Thursday, CORD named five legislators to represent it in dialogue over contentious issues including reformation of the IEBC.

The legislators included Siaya Senator James Orengo, his Machakos counterpart Johnson Muthama, Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed and Mombasa Women Representative Mishi Mboko.

Jubilee has previously  insisted that it will not engage CORD in out-of-Parliament discussion on matters of Constitutional importance urging the opposition to forward their grievances to Parliament.

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Maureen Murimi
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