Late night phone-call that stopped CORD protests
26 May 2016, 21:44
Nairobi - Details have emerged of a long phone-call between CORD leaders who eventually led to the end of the IEBC protests.
The phone-call between CORD leaders Raila Odinga, Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musyoka on Tuesday took hours as they deliberated whether to call off the protests a day after three people died as a result of the demonstrations.
The CORD leaders had been under serious pressure to call them off after details of the death of the three people in violence that rocked Kisumu and Siaya and it was agreed during the phone-call that the protests be shelved for the time being.
" It was important that there are other methods taken first to seek a solution before the continuation of protests," a source privy to the talks told News24.
The protests have been shelved as CORD leaders try to give dialogue a chance.
The CORD leaders had been under serious pressure from religious leaders, diplomats and their own MPs to shelve the protests first.
The protests had been violent and disruptive in the three weeks that they had taken place.
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