Reprieve as CORD calls off anti-IEBC protests
16 June 2016, 07:53
Nairobi - Kenyans can now sigh with relief after the opposition announced the suspension of their countrywide anti-IEBC protests.
CORD coalition leaders led by Siaya Senator James Orengo Wednesday said they are pleased by the fruitful engagements with Jubilee and the progress they have made in resolving the IEBC stalemate.
The coalition had on Sunday postponed their earlier protest scheduled for Monday to give dialogue a chance.
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"Much more progress has been made and a lot of ground covered on the sticking issues. We wish to inform all our supporters and the country at large that CORD has once again agreed to call off Thursday protests to create a conducive environment for the conclusion of talks, " said Orengo.
"We see political will and rays of good faith being exhibited by all parties and a conducive and enabling environment created, although we are yet to conclude discussions on a few but equally important issues," he added.
Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu reiterated that the coalition's commitment and objective is limited to resolving the IEBC crisis and ensuring that thepeople of Kenya can have, as of right, free, fair transparent, credible, verifiable, peaceful and accountable elections in 2017 and beyond.
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