RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS, CIVIL SOCIETY CALL FOR DIALOGUE IN SOLVING POLITICAL ISSUES IN THE NATION

Religious institutions and civil society organizations are calling for a national dialogue to end the political crisis in the country. The stakeholders say it is high time political leaders come together and find lasting solution to issues that need political intervention. At the same time political leaders present at the multi-stakeholders forum held in Nairobi welcomed the calls for dialogue to resolve the looming electoral stalemate.

The inter-religious leaders who attended a multi-stakeholders forum by the Centre for Multiparty Democracy have touted dialogue as the only solution to iron out the current political frictions in the country.

The political leaders present echoed the religious institutions call for dialogue but Ugunja constituency member of parliament Opiyo Wandai reiterate the dialogue can only be fruitful if it is not politicized

The initiative comes amid demonstration by the Coalition for reforms and democracy calling for the resignation of IEBC commissioners.
The opposition leaders say the current electoral commission as constituted cannot be trusted with another general election. Narc Kenya National Chair Martha Karua reiterates time has come for the electoral body officials to leave the office.

But national assembly Majority leader Aden Duale thinks otherwise. The Majority leader was swift to slam the opposition leaders for what he termed as peddling baseless accusations for their own political gains.

Duale has urged the opposition to table substantive evidence against the IEBC commissioners in which he vows to support if they are beyond reasonable doubt.

But even as their third attempt to storm the IEBC office was thwarted by anti-riot police officers on Monday, CORD leaders are adamant they will not relent until the electoral body commissioners leave office