terça-feira, 10 de maio de 2016

Kenya: police use tear gas against opposition demands dissolution of the Electoral Commission

The protesters demanded, in the streets of Nairobi, the dissolution of the Independent Electoral Commission and Kenyan Borders, known by the English acronym IEBC.

The opposition rejected the result of the presidential election of March 2013 and questioned the neutrality of the Commissioners

"The IEBC is discredited. They administered the last elections and, until now, have not shown any sign of change. So we can't hold the upcoming elections with the same IEBC. We want an Electoral Commission with Commissioners of integrity, elected by all parties, as happened in the elections of 1997, "said the opposition leader Anyang Nyanga.

The opposition demands that a new Electoral Commission take possession before the general elections of 2017.

Kenya has witnessed, in recent months, the scale of political instability and violence.

Tear gas used as hundreds decry electoral body in Nairobi https://t.co/WSKRKbpC6Lhttps://t.co/saX15yXjaH

The country witnessed a wave of post election violence in 2007 presidential, which resulted in more than 1000 dead and more than 600 1000 displaced people.

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