Leaders and Kenyans thronged a Nairobi hotel to attend the civil society organizations launch of a citizen initiative dubbed as Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu.

The leaders welcomed the initiative that seeks to provide a platform for a political dialogue to address key electoral issues in the country.

Prof Yash Pal Ghai who launched the initiative called for national unity as he blamed politicians for the plunging the county into political mood when they should address key issue affecting the citizens.

Prof. Yash Pal Ghai
Prof. Yash Pal Ghai

Embattled IEBC chairman Isack Hassan was present at the event where leaders had intensified pressure on him to resign.

But the electoral body chairman maintained that they would only vacate office if the proponents have substantive reasons against them.

The political leaders said the commission cannot be trusted to hold free and fair election as their impartiality is in question

However the IEBC chairman was seemingly unfazed by the politicians call for his resignation as he vow to remain in the office

The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet who was also present at the event assured that the government has put measures in place to ensure the country doesn’t see the repeat of the 2007/08 election violence

Through the Kura Yangu Sauti yangu initiative, the civil society organizations seeks to provide a political dialogue input and answers to seek answers to key issues that need political interventions and public discussions

The leaders and the IEBC chairman assured the civil society that they will support the initiative and use it as an avenue to discuss their conflicting ideologies for prosperity of the country