In Summary
  • Mr Wetang’ula assured that they will not engage in any confrontation with the police but will have a peaceful march.
  • The Opposition also said they will sue Safaricom, claiming that they conspired with IEBC and Jubilee to rig the August poll.

The National Super Alliance leaders maintained that their demonstration against electoral officials would proceed as planned on Tuesday.

The protest is meant to force the resignation of electoral commission chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba and 10 officials whom the coalition claims bungled the August 8 presidential poll.

However, they announced that they would not storm the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) offices at Anniversary Towers as earlier stated to force out Mr Chiloba and his colleagues, but they would only march peacefully on the streets of Nairobi to force them to resign.

MEETING
The protest comes even as the commission urged the Nasa leadership to put off the demonstration to enable a joint consultative meeting between IEBC, Jubilee Party and the opposition coalition scheduled for Wednesday.

“The commission, nonetheless, recognising your inalienable constitutional right to picket and demonstrate, writes to request that you put off the planned protest to enable the joint consultative meeting scheduled for Wednesday (tomorrow) to address the concerns raised by the various parties,” IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said in the letter to the Opposition last evening.

CONDITIONS
The demonstration comes even as IEBC sent out a detailed response to Nasa on how the agency intends to conduct and manage the repeat presidential election.

Nasa has set some conditions that the commission must meet before its candidate Raila Odinga participates in the October 26 election.

The list of “irreducible minimums” includes the personnel changes in which Nasa wants electoral officials, including commissioner Abdi Guliye, Mr Chiloba and his deputy Betty Nyabuto to be shown the door.

They also include reforms on election technology, identification of a new printer for the ballot papers as well as operational and logistical changes.

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