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Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Jail CORD leaders over anti-IEBC demonstrations, MPs say
Lenaola had cautioned CORD protesters against violently storming the IEBC offices to eject the commission officials. He also ruled that demonstrators must maintain law and order during the anti-IEBC demonstrations.
Another protester, who was injured in the Kisumu during the anti-IEBC demonstrations, also died while receiving treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital. Two other anti-IEBC protesters in Kisumu were also taken to the hospital after being shot by police.
In Migori county, five anti-IEBC protesters were also shot by prison warders. The were rushed to hospital in critical condition, the area police boss David Kirui confirmed.
Elsewhere in Homa Bay county, two women were also shot and rushed to hospital in a police vehicle.
The clerics offered to be mediators but the leaders maintained that the protests would continue until Jubilee makes a public commitment to dialogue and the IEBC commissioners are out of office.
On the legality of the anti-IEBC demonstrations, Raila maintained that the coalition was within the law to hold such protests.
He dismissed claims that the anti-IEBC demonstrations were illegal and urged CORD supporters not fall for the propaganda. The demonstrations are within their rights as stipulated in Article 37 and 38 of the Constitution, he said.
The former prime minister further trashed the argument that IEBC commissioners could only be sent home through parliament.
Raila said Kenyans had the options of either handling the matter through their elected representatives in parliament or directly demanding for the removal of the IEBC commissioners. And they had chosen the latter.