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Anti-IEBC protests to continue if no talks are held, says Cord

The Opposition coalition has said it will continue with its weekly protests in the city centre if the government refuses to hold talks on the composition of the electoral commission.

Cord principal Raila Odinga told supporters at the Madaraka Day rally at Uhuru Park that the opposition will name its team of five negotiators on Thursday and wait for the government’s side.

Membership of the negotiating team will be drawn from Senate and Parliament, he said.

The talks should start from Friday, according to the Opposition leader.

He the Opposition will continue with its weekly protests  should nothing substantial come from the talks by Sunday.

“If the dialogue is successful, we will not hold demonstations on Monday. If not, we will be there,” Mr Odinga said.

His co-principal Moses Wetangula said “there is no court order barring them from demonstrating.”

Kama bado suluhisho itakuwa haijafikiwa, Jumatatu tutaenda pale pale, na tutaonana mundu ku mundu,” Mr Wetangula said.

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, who was not present at the fete but spoke via a telephone link, demanded an apology to be issued to neighbouring countries that had been named as financiers keen on causing chaos and mayhem in the country.