CORD to sue IG Boinnet and Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe

CORD to sue IG Boinnet and Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe

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Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet (left) and Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe (right). Cord has threatened to sue them over the deaths witnessed during the IEBC protests. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Coalition for Reforms and Democracy CORD has threatened to mount both prosecution and civil actions on Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet and individual officers linked to deaths that occurred during their Monday protests.

CORD’s Parliamentary group is also set to mount criminal charges against government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe, after he alleged that there were individuals that were planning a coup against the government.

“Kiraithe made an alarming statement alleging that there were some individuals planning to overthrow the government, accusing them of treason. He must take full account of his utterances,” said Siaya Senator James Orengo.

Orengo speaking during a press briefing in Nairobi on Tuesday, claimed that the killings that occurred during the protests were deliberately done to profile particular communities as violent.

The opposition added that the ongoing protests that aim to oust the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC commissioners would now take place twice a week as from next week.

“As our principals had said the demonstrations would take place on Mondays and Thursdays. These demonstrations hopefully will be devolved all over the country,’” said Orengo.

The opposition coalition was quick to defend their stand saying that they would continue calling for dialogue.

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‘We have resolved that we support initiatives taken by our principals trying to demand structured dialogue as a basis for bringing to resolution the crisis around IEBC,’” concluded the senator.