Kenyan opposition calls off protests

Monday June 13 2016

By By Angira Zadock @TheCitizenTz

Nairobi. The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) has called off protests agitating for the removal of the electoral commission, after meeting church leaders and envoys.

Cord, however, will resume demonstrations on Thursday if no solution is found by 9pm on Wednesday, Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama said on Sunday, while addressing a press conference at his Gigiri office.

"We wanted solutions and we think the government should be given time.  They are engaging us at the highest levels," Mr Muthama said.

Siaya Senator James Orengo added they had agreed during the extensive engagement with diplomats, business community and the clergy, that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) cannot conduct credible elections.

He said they have given the Jubilee coalition, headed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, time to respond to Cord's demands.