Human rights groups want to be included in the IEBC debate
16 May 2016, 20:25
Nairobi - Human rights group at the Coast now wants to be included in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) debate in a bid to ensure that the body is capable of conducting the 2017 August polls.
Speaking in Mombasa on Monday the group led by the Muslims for human rights MUHURI said that the debate has been taken over by politicians who are not even on the ground listening to locals views over the same issues and human rights lobbies should be given a chance to air the voices too on the whole issue.
Hassan Abdilleh MUHURI’s Executive Director said that the debate has raised political pressure in the Country instead of the politicians explaining to Kenyans the problems and circumstances under which they want IEBC disbanded insisting that the debate should involve human rights lobbies since they are in better position to dialogue the stalement.
“These politicians are taking the Country to early campaigns and poor politics which are totally irrelevant to this Country, the IEBC issue should be solved properly and with tangible reasons and not just political bickering” said Abdilleh.
The human rights activist in the County has cautioned politicians that they are simply sending the nation back to the 2007/2008 situation and they should engage each other in a very sober manner.
His sentiments were echoed by the Executive director Haki Africa Hussein Khalid who said that the political shouting between CORD and Jubilee in not assisting Kenyans in solving IEBC problems
“We know its constitutional right for people to demonstrate but does that help us solve the problems facing the electoral body?” asked Hussein.
Both human rights groups have called for a truce between CORD and Jubilee over the IEBC issue urging both sides to solve the problems instead of increasing political tension in the Country.
Already CORD is carrying on with its every Monday demonstration pushing the government to disband IEBC though the Jubilee government has remained adamant that it will not take such move until the opposition uses the right way through the parliament
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