IEBC officials plead for talks with Raila after 'dialogue window' closes down
07 June 2016, 09:08
Nairobi - IEBC officials paid a visit to the opposition leader Raila Odinga for talks on Sunday, it has emerged.
Raila however turned their request down saying the 'dialogue window' had already closed down, Citizen Digital reports.
CORD launched the anti-IEBC protests in April 25 to force the ouster of the current IEBC commissioners saying they cannot be trusted to hold a free and fair election.
The protests turned violent after police started using excessive force on protesters, leading to death of at least 3 protesters in Kisumu and Siaya counties.
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Several CORD leaders were also arrested and charged in court, forcing the opposition to heed to calls for dialogue by religious groups.
Last month Raila suspended the demos for one week but no dialogue was forthcoming.
The President and his deputy instead maintained that the only way the IEBC issue can be resolved is through the Constitution.
On Monday CORD resumed with the weekly demos insisting that IEBC must go.
According to Standard, CORD has also vowed to hold demos twice a week on Monday and Thursday.