Sunday, 12 June 2016

Central leaders accuse Raila Odinga of dishonesty


Abdikarim Hussein 1 hour ago 10154
You are being stubborn, leaders tell Raila Odinga
– Members of the National Assembly and Senate from the Central region have accused Raila Odinga of being stubborn over the IEBC stalemate
– The leaders also accused the CORD co-principal of dishonesty when dealing with the government on matters concerning the electoral body  
– The leaders also accused the opposition of delaying negations over IEBC in Parliament even after they formed a team for that purpose
Several elected leaders from the central region have accused Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader Raila Odinga of being insincere about the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) issue.
The leaders from Nyeri and Murang’a counties claimed Raila was stubborn for his refusal to hold talks over the IEBC stalemate in Parliament.
Central leaders accuse Raila Odinga of dishonesty
CORD leaders stage a sit-in at the IEBC offices as the demand its reconstituting Photo: KBC TV
The leaders led by Nyeri Senator Mutahi Kagwe were speaking at Endarasha Catholic Church in Nyeri on Sunday, June 12.
Kagwe accused CORD leaders of dishonesty saying Jubilee agreed to their demands but the opposition instead changed their stand.
Central leaders accuse Raila Odinga of dishonesty
CORD protests in Kisumu where protesters barricaded roads and burned tyres
The Members of the National Assembly said  the agenda by CORD and its leaders was to get an opportunity to share power with current government and the IEBC issue was only a distraction.
Kieni MP Kanini Kega blasted the opposition for delaying talks with the government even after they had already constituted their 11 member team to negotiate with CORD.
“They are delaying the talks because they know they have no moves left. And we know the IEBC disbandment is not their end game,”  the Kieni MP said.
Central leaders accuse Raila Odinga of dishonesty
President Uhuru Kenyatta welcomes CORD leaders Raila Oding and Moses Wetangula at State House for a luncheon.
Kega’s Kangema counterpart Tiras Ngahu said Jubilee will not agree to the demands to hold private talks outside Parliament.
Othaya MP Mary Wambui said the IEBC can only be disbanded through legal provisions in the constitution.
On Sunday, June 12, the opposition CORD announced it had called off the demonstrations against the electoral body but gave the government up to Wednesday, June 15, to come with a solution to the stalemate.
CORD said they will resume the protests on Thursday, June 16, if no agreement is in place.
The opposition said they made the the decision to halt the demonstrations after talks with the clergy and foreign diplomats.
Cover photo: the Star

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