CORD Names Jubilee MPs Planning Violence

The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has alleged a plot by three Jubilee Members of Parliament to disrupt Monday's demonstrations against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

CORD co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka on Sunday named Starehe MP Maina Kamanda, Moses Kuria of Gatundu South and Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru as those planning to disrupt CORD's 'peaceful' demonstrations.

On Saturday, the Gikuyu, Embu, Meru Association (GEMA) warned the Opposition to stop the street protests and compensate business owners for losses suffered last Monday

“We do not have a problem with GEMA or our colleagues in politics. We have a problem  when Waweru, Kuria and Kamanda organise goons to disrupt CORD rallies because that is criminal. They have hired goons associated with Gema to cause civil war on Monday,” Kalonzo is quoted by the Standard.

The former Vice President further accused Jubilee of promoting ethnic polarisation and alleged that the Inspector General of Police had failed to arrest gangs hired to infiltrate CORD rallies.

Last Monday's demonstrations to remove electoral commissioners from office were marred by violence and looting. CORD, however, distanced itself from the incidents accusing the government of using excessive force to disperse protesters.

On Thursday, Senators Johnston Muthama and James Orengo alleged that the outlawed Mungiki gang was hired to loot property and harm innocent civilians.

The Opposition has, however, maintained that the demonstrations would continue every Monday across the country until a new IEBC was constituted.

The elections body chair Issack Hassan insists that his commission is clean and will not bow to the pressure.

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