Govt and opposition must talk over IEBC to avert crisis, SUPKEM says

Govt and opposition must talk over IEBC to avert crisis, SUPKEM says

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National Chairperson SUPKEM Prof. Abdulghafur EL Busaidy (centre) addressing the press together with Coast Region SUPKEM chair Sharrif Mukhdhar (left) and SUPKEM Changamwe chairperson Issa Mohhamed (right) . PHOTO/ FILE.

Nairobi, KENYA: Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims( SUPKEM) has warned the government and the opposition that they have a responsibility to hold talks over IEBC stalemate to avert crisis in the country.

In a media briefing in Nairobi SUPKEM chair Abdulghafur El-Busaidy on Tuesday, urged the stakeholders on electoral reforms to hold talks immediately over IEBC reforms being pushed by CORD and civil society warning that protests being held every Monday will lead the country into a crisis.

“We urge both the government and opposition to come to some compromise to find away of solving this problem ,we are really worried and we are concerned that Kenyan lives are wasted.” El-Busaidy said.

El-Busaidy said that there is need for the opposition and the government to stop their stand on the issue indicating that such situation is detrimental to the economy, tourism sector.

“What is happening is dangerous forget about loosing lives, again it is not good for the economy and image of the country, we cannot continue every Monday people being beaten others dying.”He said.

On the other hand the council condemned police brutality against the protesters which lead to the demise of three people and scores injured across the country.

He pointed out that supkem and other religious players are ready to execute their input to end the IEBC stalemate.

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