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Stop preparing the country for bloodshed, MP tells CORD

27 April 2016, 07:35 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - Njoro Member of Parliament, Joseph Kiuna has told the CORD leadership to stop preparing the country for bloodshed in 2017 by calling for unnecessary street protests and mass actions.

Kiuna sad that CORD’s style of solving issues through confrontation and street protests is a recipe for bloodshed like the one the country witnessed after the 2007 general elections.

Speaking Tuesday morning in Njoro town, Kiuna said that Kenya is tired of tribal and ethnic clashes and called on CORD to spare Kenyans another season of bloodshed by desisting from protests.

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He said that protests will raise political temperatures for nothing especially at this time the country is preparing for the 2017 polls.

“What we witnessed and went though in 2007/2008 started in 2005 during the referendum campaigns and the same thing seems to have been started by the CORD leadership as we approach 2017 because they want to cause confusion in the country and force Kenyans to fight each other,” said Kiuna.

“The country is tired of seeing blood after every general election and I want to plead with our friends in CORD to spare the country of bloodshed. They should find more diplomatic ways of solving issues rather than dividing the country through protests,” he said.

He called on Kenyans to disregard any calls of mass action and protests by the CORD coalition for the sake of unity and peace of the country.

He appealed to all political stakeholders to sit down and talk with the aim of resolving the issue of the current IEBC and its commissioners.

“The best thing that we should do is to sit down and talk about this issue and settle it one and for all instead of chest thumbing and going to the streets,” he said.

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