Thursday, May 12, 2016
Jubilee Surrenders And Ask Cord For Dialogue Over IEBC
Jubilee is ready to engage Cord on how best to tackle the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) reforms after a series of protests by the opposition, Deputy President William Ruto as stated.
The government had taken a hardline stance insisting that Cord should follow the law in disbanding IEBC.
This precipitated riots in Nairobi and Kisumu after the opposition led by Raila Odinga attempted to storm the IEBC offices to forcefully rout out the commissioners.
Church leaders and NGOs called for dialogue between Jubilee and Cord to avoid the repeat of the 2007/08 post elections violence.
Raila Odinga has claimed that IEBC, led by Isack Hassan, is an appendage of the Jubilee administration. The sentiments were echoed by Cord co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka who said that IEBC had hired Koreans to rig the elections in favor of Jubilee.
Ruto, however, said that the law must be used in dealing with the IEBC and no other unconstitutional means even as they dialogue.
Leader of the Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale has rubbished plans to engage Cord. He said Ruto was wrong and he would go against his party leader if they insisted on engaging Cord.
Cord have vowed to continue with countrywide protests every Monday until the IEBC commissioners leave office.