Nakuru County says no to anti-IEBC protests in the area
The County Government of Nakuru says it will not allow the anti-IEBC protests by the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) set for Monday and Thursday next week to push for the overhaul of the electoral body.
Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua lashed out at CORD’s leadership accusing it of trying to circumvent the Constitution with an aim of toppling the government through unpopular street demonstrations.
He wondered why the leaders had called for fresh protests on Monday yet the government had agreed to its (opposition’s) call for dialogue to end the IEBC impasse.
“We shall not allow any demonstrations by CORD in the county as we have seen those behind these protests are keen to loot and destroy property,” he said.
The Governor accused the CORD principals of being ‘jobless and idle’ as well as using the youth to cause chaos.
“The leaders who are their 70s are using the demonstrations for selfish interests and it is very shameful to see them being chased by police officers almost the age of their sons.”
The Governor was speaking in Naivasha after opening the Sunnyhill Hotel located along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway where he called on Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to jump ship and join the government.
“KalonzoMusyoka is in the wrong camp and we are urging him to return back home and leave the demonstrations to their owners,” he said.
Report by Karanja Kimani
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