Govt, opposition expected to nominate representatives  over IEBC talks

Govt, opposition expected to nominate representatives  over IEBC talks

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NASA principals Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula at a past rally PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA:The government and opposition are expected to nominate five representatives  from   each side to oversee IEBC stalemate that has been witnessed in the  recent weeks.

Addressing their supporters at Uhuru Park Nairobi, CORD principals  Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula said that representatives from each  side are expected to hold talks on IEBC with immediate effect.

“We want peaceful talks so that we can  reach a consensus on IEBC ,there will be no elections if they are still in office ,we will nominate those who will represent us.”Raila said.

“Tommorrow we will release names of people who are going to sit with the Jubilee side to talk about issues we want rectfied at the IEBC.” Wetangula said.

However ,the principals sent a stern warning to the government urging it to fastrack  talks by monday,  failure to which they will embark on their anti-IEBC weekly  protests.

“If by Monday there will be no talks we will stage anti IEBC demos.” Wetangula insisted.

Wetangula accused President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto for failing to harness intergration within the East Africa region leading neighbouring countries to withdraw from fundamental economic pacts including Standard Gauge Railway and oil pipeline deal.

The leaders  urged  Kenyans to embrace unity and fight  tribalism .

On the other hand ,Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka who addressed the rally through phone from China,  said the government spokesman Eric Keraithe’s statement that some two neighbouring countries have an hand in destabilising the country demands an apology.

Earlier,eleven people were arrested with crude weapons while some supporters were teargased  along Uhuru Highway as they tried to stage a demonstration at the tale end of opposition leaders address.