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Thursday, 9 June 2016
CORD rejects Uhuru's IEBC resolution, say odds are on his side
The coalition has said it does not want a parliamentary process as suggested by Uhuru who had already named a team of 11 MPs.
National Assembly leader of majority Aden Duale with other Jubilee MPs after the Thursday, June 9, parliamentary group meeting. Image: Denis Itumbi
They accused the president of coming up with resolutions that favoured the Jubilee side.
Raila Odinga had wanted the talks to be held outside Parliament, similar to the Serena talks at the height of the 2007/8 post-election violence that culminated in the formation of a coalition government.
When Uhuru suggested the joint committee formation on Wednesday,June 8, Raila Odinga seemed to welcome the move but added that his side shall have to meet before making a collective decision.
The coalition had also threatened to return to the streets and demonstrate if the two sides would not reach an agreement over IEBC.
“We have always maintained that demonstrations are not an end but a means to the end…we will review the position with regards to the demos,” He said in an interview with KTN immediately after Uhuru’s speech yesterday, Wednesday, June 8.
It remains to be seen if they will follow through with their threat considering the government ban in place barring any demonstrations in the country.