Sorry for the tear gas!! IEBC tells Raila
25 April 2016, 21:49
Nairobi - The IEBC has apologized for the tear gas and harassment the CORD Coalition underwent while protesting at its headquarters in Nairobi.
The ugly confrontation between police and CORD leaders and their supporters at the Electoral body's Headquarters could have been avoided, the IEBC stated.
" IEBC is ready to engage with all stakeholders and the public within the
framework of the law and invites all parties to comply to ensure that
the 2017 elections are peaceful, free and fair," it said.
It added that the fact that there could have been negotiations in the first place means that both sides went about the issue the wrong way.
"We are ready to update on the progress we have made towards 2017
polls and to listen to and address any concerns with all political
players. CORD is one of our clients. They should make it possible to
engage fruitfully and harmoniously", it said.
Police guarding the IEBC's offices fired teargas at Opposition leaders to keep them from storming in to remove commissioners.
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