I am ready to die: IEBC must go!
06 June 2016, 18:26
Nairobi - It is common knowledge that CORD supporters would go to any length to ensure the IEBC protests are a success... Even if it meant death.
So far, five people have died from gunshot wounds via the police since the protests kicked off a month ago and with the way things are going, that could turn into higher numbers of casualties.
The CORD Coalition says it will not slow down its efforts to secure change while the Police have stood their ground too. They will use force.
The fact that five people have died could be a cause for concern for some of the protesters. But that is actually not the case it seems.
Some who spoke to News24 on Monday say that the price to pay for not being on the streets is a dictatorship, which they would rather die than be a part of.
" I am ready to take on the bullets. What we are doing is not about Raila Odinga or Uhuru Kenyatta. It is about Kenya," Jairus Oloo who was among a group of youth heading towards town from Kibera said.
He believes that Kenya deserves better and that the Jubilee government is deliberately denying Kenyans their rights.
" There is no excuse for not fulfilling our potential and we will fight for our rights," he added.
For Anista K'orare, the feeling is mutual.
" There has been no freedom without struggle all over the world. That is the same here in Kenya. Unless we make changes ourselves nothing good will come," he says.
Despite having a wife and a six month old child, he insists that it is his birth given right to protest.
" People think that we are here because of Raila, which is not true at all. We are here to fight for our country and if it means paying the ultimate price then so be it," he adds.
CORD leaders have stressed that dialogue over the IEBC must take place for there to be an end to the violent scenes being seen in the country.
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