Lamu, KENYA: The National Cohesion and Integration Commission-NCIC has called on Cord to obey the law even as they seek for a solution over the IEBC stalemate before the next general elections.
Commissioner Morris Dzoro has said there is need for the CORD to stick to the law and have the matter addressed in parliament.
Speaking in Lamu on Saturday,Dzoro said Kenya has a constitution that must be respected by all leaders both in power and without and that by refusing to take the matter to parliament,Cord was showing great disrespect to the constitution.
Dzoro said any form of dialogue outside parliament was unnecessary at the moment.
He said only after parliament fails to address and resolve the matter amicably should Cord now be opined to resort to any other lawful measures.
Dzoro said it was unlawful and unreasonable for CORD to resume protests on Monday considering the damage caused which included loss of lives.
He called on the clergy and all other parties pushing for dialogue between the two sides over the matter to cease doing so since the country has an able parliament capable of resolving the matter.
“These careless protests will not help anything apart from causing unnecessary fear and tension. Let parliament be given a chance first and if that isn’t possible then now we can talk,”said Dzoro.
The commissioner also cautioned residents against spiteful politicians who want to conduct their political campaigns by inciting them.
He said the NCIC would take legal measures against any politician who shall be found guilty of inciting and divisive politics.
Opposition leaders Raila Odinga and Senator Moses Wetangula have already announced their plan to go back to the streets if the government fails to engage them over the IEBC before then.