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Kenya’s electoral commission urges opposition to cancel demo

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Kenya's electoral commission (IEBC),

The Chairman of Kenya’s electoral commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, has asked the opposition coalition, Nasa, to cancel its planned protest about it.


Nasa said it would stage a series of anti-IEBC demos from Tuesday to force officials to resign from the commission, which it accuses of bungling the 8 August presidential election.

In a letter, Mr Chebukati has asked Nasa to put off their demonstration and allow for a consultation meeting on Wednesday.

Apart from the sacking of IEBC officials, the opposition also wants new companies to be in charge of printing ballot papers and supplying the voting kits.


It alleges that the companies that had these contracts allowed a fradulent election to take place.

Nasa says that if these changes are not made it will not allow the rescheduled vote to take place on 26 October, as planned.

It has given no further details about how it may do this.