Post poll chaos victims want CORD to halt anti-IEBC stop demos

Post poll chaos victims want CORD to halt anti-IEBC stop demos

Victims of the post election in Naivasha and political leaders have lashed out at the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) over its threats and ultimatums calling for disbandment of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) terming the move as a recipe for chaos.

The group noted that similar threats in 2007 led to the post election violence which left hundreds dead and thousands others displaced.

While condemning the demonstrations against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) by CORD, the group vowed not to allow similar incidents in Naivasha as they would cause unnecessary tension.

This emerged during a meeting of various leaders held in the town to discuss the impasse around the electoral body.

Addressing the press, Nakuru County Jubilee chairman James Karimi accused CORD of polarizing the country adding that street demonstrations would not resolve the current issue.

Karimi accused CORD leadership of trying to split the country on political lines adding that the constitution was clear on how various bodies could be elected or dissolved.

“The same IEBC that CORD claims to be biased is the same body that put their Governors, Senators and MPs in office and the top leadership should issuing threats,” he said.

He said that Naivasha had learned from the post election violence adding that residents will not allow such demonstrations as they would end up creating animosity.

“In Naivasha we are now living like brothers and sisters and we shall not allow some politicians to divide us for their own selfish deeds,” he said.

The chairman of the Luo community in the town, Pastor Joseph Obira, said that the street protests were meant to benefit a few individuals.

Obira hit out at Raila and his team noting that after the post election violence he had not visited his supporters who were adversely affected by the chaos.

“We saw Raila and Uhuru in State House hugging and laughing yet we the poor people are going for each other over issues that can be resolved through the constitution,” he said.

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