Jubilee, CORD lauded for resolving IEBC stalemate
16 June 2016, 07:53
Nairobi - Jubilee and CORD leaders have received rare praise from religious leaders for agreeing to find a solution to the ongoing dispute over the country's electoral body.
Religious leaders drawn from seven groups said they are happy with the progress made in resolving the issues raised over the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC).
The clergymen led by Eldoret Catholic Diocese Bishop Cornelius Korir who spoke in Nairobi after a meeting said they appreciate that the leadership of the main two political factions have agreed to get an amicable solution to the problem.
"We are thankful to the fruitful engagements we have had with the various actors; we are happy that both Jubilee and CORD have agreed to participate in talks. We appreciate their willingness to back down from past grandstanding and acceptance to dialogue," said Korir who spoke on behalf of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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Bishop Korir at the Tuesday meeting also commended CORD leadership for suspending the nationwide demonstrations, and appealed to MPs to support the motion that will be brought before the house by the joint parliamentary select committee.
Representatives the National Council of Churches of Kenya, Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, Organization of African Instituted Churches, were present at the joint press briefing, which was convened after they held a meeting where they reflected on the IEBC dispute.
Top officials of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims and the National Muslim Leaders Forum, also attended.
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