Tuesday, June 21, 2016

These Are The Leaders Americans Threatened To Ban From Ever Stepping In The US Over The IEBC Impasse

The United States played a critical role in ending the impasse that was the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) conundrum.

The ruling Jubilee had maintained a hard-line stance insisting that the IEBC commissioners would only be removed from office through the channels provided in the constitution.

Cord coalition on the hand stated that the IEBC was not an independent arbiter and the parliament route was bound to fail thanks to the tyranny of numbers enjoyed by Jubilee.

This led to violent protests that claimed the lives of five demonstrators. The US ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec was forced to intervene after churches failed to bring the two warring coalitions to an agreement.

According to the Star, Godec made it clear that leaders from both coalitions would be issued with travel advisory if the country plunged into lawlessness.

This is what prompted the government to cede ground and Cord to call off the Monday protests that came to be christened ‘Shisha Mondays’.

The names of those who the US had threatened with sanctions include:


William Ruto-Deputy President

Aden Duale-Majority Leader

Moses Kuria-Gatundu South MP

Ferdinand Waititu-Kabete MP

Cord Coalition

Raila Odinga-Cord Leader

Kalonzo Musyoka-Cord co-principal

Kimani Ngunjiri-Bahati MP

Johnstone Muthama- Machakos Senator

1 comment:

Johaness Nduga said...

Yes, at least America is showing neutralism in dealing with Kenyan politics!