CORD suspends Anti-IEBC demos

CORD suspends Anti-IEBC demos

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Seneta Muthama (mwenye kofia) PICHA: MAKTABA

Nairobi, KENYA: Coalition of Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has temporarily suspended demonstrations against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC scheduled every Monday.

Speaking during a press conference in Nairobi on Wednesday Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama said the move was aimed at giving negotiations a chance.

According to Muthama, Cord has also agreed to calls by the international community and religious bodies to suspend the demonstrations against IEBC.

However, he said the protests would resume after one week if the government fails to initiate dialogue with them.

Cord fraternity has been pushing for the removal of IEBC commissioners on allegations of corruption and bias.

This comes as several families in Siaya and Kisumu counties mourn their relatives killed during last Monday demonstrations.

Three people were confirmed dead after allegedly being shot by police during the demo.

However, Police inspector Joseph Boinnet denied the allegations.

29 police officers were also injured in the course of quelling the demonstration.