CORD Calls off planned Anti-election law demo

Kalonzo Musyoka leads other Cord officials in addressing the media at Capitol Hill on December 22, 2016. The coalition has  suspended the mass protest./FILE PHOTO


UPESI NEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,29TH DEC 2016-Just a day after the  senate legal affairs committee was given a huge task of  taking care of changes to the electoral laws,thCoalitions for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has called off its  mass demonstrations against the Election Laws amendments slated for January  4th,2017, saying they want to monitor how Senate will handle changes t.

The Opposition had earlier planned to take to the streets , saying that the amendments to the election laws would hamper free and fair polls come 2017.

Speaking in Nairobi, CORD co-principal Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musyoka has accused Jubilee of seeking to influence electoral regulations and demanded a transparent audit of voters register.

Kalonzo and Wetangula say they will review outcome of senate handling of the poll regulations on 5th January before announcing their next course of action.

The Opposition chiefs have further urged Kenyans to register as voters in numbers, expressing optimism CORD will remove President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2017 election.

CORD legislators had on Monday evening blocked National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi from accessing the Parliament Building, in a bid disrupt special sitting convened to pass the Elections Laws Ammendment Act that advocates for the re- introduction of the manual back-up voting system.

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