Your anti-IEBC protests are misguided, Wiper’s Mutambu tells CORD

Your anti-IEBC protests are misguided, Wiper’s Mutambu tells CORD

Mwingi Central MP Joe Mutambu has accused the Opposition of hypocrisy in their war against Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Speaking on Friday during prize giving ceremony at Mosisa Mixed Secondary school in Masaba, Kisii County, Mutambu told the Opposition that they must follow procedure if they wish to kick out the poll body.

“You cannot eject a constitutional commission using physical means. Even President Uhuru Kenyatta has no powers cannot kick the commissioners out of office! If you are not satisfied with the commission, you can petition through parliament,” Mutambu said.

The Wiper Party rebel condemned the demonstrations that have been orchestrated by the Coalitions for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), adding that he must speak out against the demos – even if they have been organized by his coalition.

“Am a member of Cord but am not in agreement with the way the opposition is handling the matter,” he said.

Mutambu urged the Abagusii community to join hands with the Kamba community in support of Jubilee in the next General Elections.

“The Kisii and Kamba are one people. It’s time to shun divisive politics a head of next General Elections. This way, we will secure victory by 60 per cent; there will be no allegations of rigging accusations because the margin will be big,” he stated.

His Mbooni counterpart, Michael Kisoi Munyau faulted Education CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i, for vesting powers to school heads in managing final examinations.

Munyau said the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) was to blame for exam anomalies.

“Matiang’i is acting contrary to the Education Act. He should stream KNEC and ensure the cartels behind the leaking of examinations are held responsible. Giving powers to head teachers to manage exams will not end the vice,” said the legislator.

Mutambu, who was the chief guest, gave a personal contribution of Ksh100, 000 to the school and promised to sponsor bright students from the school to join university in 2017.

For the past three weeks, CORD has been staging demonstrations against the poll body which they say is unfit to referee the 2017 General Election.

The protests have seen demonstrators and police clash violently, with each side accusing the other of mischief.

Following several reports of excessive violence and the use of live bullets, CORD leaders have accused police of brutality, adding that politics was at play in the management of the protests.

On their part, Police officers have contended that demonstrators are not carrying out peaceful protests, with some quotas accusing CORD supporters of provocation.

CORD says that they will continue to stage protests until IEBC bows out.

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