Breaking: Cord Suspends IEBC Demos, Gives Jubilee Deadline For Dialogue


Cord IEBC demos have been suspended temporarily by the party chiefs after the most recent one turned bloody.

The party, in a joint statement by the leaders, gives Jubilee a 10 day deadline to respond to dialogue call.

On Wednesday, Senators James Orengo and Johnstone Muthama said they want to reach a friendly resolution because they are not playing coup against president Uhuru.

They added that they only want peace and also to heed to advice dished out by the international community and religious groups. Jubilee has until June 5, 2016 to respond to dialogue calls, the opposition said.

The leaders didn’t forget to point out that the agitation will continue and will get even more intense if Jubilee undermines their demand within the stipulated dates.

“We will embark on our weekly protests should Jubilee fail to convene a meeting with the opposition.”

The Machakos Senator said that Cord is setting up a committee that will hold a peaceful talk with Jubilee and are expecting that the ruling coalition will come up with theirs.

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Hinting on some terms that will make it a success, the political leaders said they will not nod to parliamentary routes in the negotiations.

They went on to explain that the party is sacrificing next week to seek for peace, justice and dialogue. On that note, the supporters will now  gather in churches, mosques, temples & sanctuaries specifically to appeal for peace to prevail.

This is coming after blood had followed during the latest Protest Monday. Three people died in Siaya and Kisumu on Monday after violent fights between policemen and protesters.

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Cord wants IEBC commissioners to leave office before 2017 general elections.

President Uhuru has said he has no power to boot out IEBC commissioners or introducing the commission’s reforms, insisting that CORD go through the parliament.

Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of letting the lives of Kenyans waste over IEBC issues.

Many dignitaries have weighed in on the matter, urging CORD to quit, while others call on Uhuru to come out of hiding and make a reasonable decision in favour of all Kenyans.