The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), as scheduled, today resumed their spot on the streets to continue with their anti-IEBC protests. CORD has been advocating for disbandment of IEBC, an action meant to send the sitting officers parking but the government has been reluctant in listening to their demands.
The previous protests in different regions like Mombasa, Anniversary Towers and Kisumu have all ended in police chase as the security team engaged protesters with teargas and even using water cannons within Nairobi.
The Inspector General of police on the other hand warned the guards for the politicians against engaging in protests. The police also said that they will only use excessive force if the protests prove chaotic.
The CORD principals; Moses Wetangula, Kalonzo Musyoka and Raila Odinga have said that they will not relent until their demands are met.
On Sunday, DP Ruto said that the government has a team that is ready to hold talks with CORD over the issues raised, though insisting that the negotiations should be done in Parliament.
“We have for long told CORD that we have a team in Parliament that is ready to engage with them on the issues that they have raised and we stand by that. If they are serious about dialogue they should however desist from giving conditions,” Ruto said.
IEBC has for long been accused of malpractices during general elections and also kinked with failure of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits, something that could not be justified due to lack of evidence.