Kenya’s main political opposition party CORD has called off planned mass demonstrations scheduled for January 4th in protest of contentious bill amending the Election Laws.
CORD leaders Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and James Orengo, on Thursday said the coalition will review their position after the findings of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights.
“We will meet on January 5 and review the Committee’s outcome before outlining our next course of action,” said Wiper Leader, Kalonzo Musyoka.
On Wednesday, Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro directed the Committee to collect views on the proposed changes from Kenyans before submitting a report by Jan 4 when the senate will be convened.
The coalition said it will concurrently pursue other means including the court case seeking to restrain the President from signing into law the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill.
Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula said CORD is committed to see the country move away from contested elections, adding this can only happen if elections are held in a free and fair environment.
“We want an election conducted by an IEBC that is cognisant of the fact that elections must be an opportunity to give value to the voters and to give meaning to the candidates and to the country,” said the Senator Wetangula.