Stop using ‘Nyayo era’ tactics to solve issues – Wabukhala to leaders
Following the stand-off between the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the Coalitions for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), the outgoing Archbishop of ACK Eliud Wabukhala has called on leaders to embrace dialogue to resolve issues.
Speaking after a meeting of the National Anti-Corruption Campaign Steering Committee, the Reverend told both the government and the opposition to desist from using ‘Nyayo era’ moves to solve current problems affecting the country.
This comes after CORD members and supporters were dispersed from IEBC offices Monday using teargas in their push to eject IEBC commissioners from office.
Tuesday morning, police lobbed teargas to disperse CORD supporters demonstrating in Kisumu demanding for disbandment of IEBC.
Led by Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma, the ODM members demonstrated in solidarity with their party leader Raila Odinga.
During the protests, Central Gem MCA Fred Ouda was arrested after he chained himself to the Kisumu IEBC office gates.
Police were forced to unchain and placed the MCA, who had last year stripped to show support for Raila Odinga, in custody.
CORD insists that IEBC need to be reformed for the purpose of credibility and peaceful, fair and democratic elections in 2017.