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CORD threatens to boycott 2017 General Elections

10 July 2015, 18:38 William Korir

Nairobi - The CORD coalition says that unless changes are made at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision IEBC, it will not take part in elections held by the body in its current format.

Coalition co chairman Johnston Muthama said Friday that the position of CORD is that the IEBC is not fit to hold free and fair elections in 2017 and wants changes that were suggested to the IEBC by the coalition recently to be considered.

Muthama says that the coalition recently submitted a 55 point document to the IEBC but that the body ignored the recommendations and instead went on to publish a 2017 strategic plan.

CORD now wants the IEBC to cancel the strategic plan that it launched on Thursday.

Muthama says  that the document must be withdrawn to allow time for talks, warning that the coalition will not participate in any election organised by IEBC in its current form.

" Since Kenyans are not ready for a repeat of the 2013 General Election, the position of CORD is that no further elections should be held under the command of the current IEBC leadership led by Chairman Isaac Hassan," Muthama said.

He added that the Commision went against word that they would consider CORD recommendations in a meeting attended by CORD leaders.

" We met the IEBC commissioners and their CEO Ezra Chiloba on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by Cord leader Raila Odinga, co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetang'ula and Senator James Orengo."

" We agreed on several issues but we were disappointed when they went against our advice," he added.

The IEBC in its five year strategic plan is looking to improve voter registration, legal framework, electoral technology, organisational capacity and finances.

But CORD says that the current leadership led by Hassan cannot be trusted.

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