Cord releases names of team to spearhead IEBC talks

Cord leader Raila Odinga arrives at a rally to mark Madaraka Day, the 53rd anniversary of the country's self rule, at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, June 1, 2016. Photo/REUTERS
Cord leader Raila Odinga arrives at a rally to mark Madaraka Day, the 53rd anniversary of the country's self rule, at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, June 1, 2016. Photo/REUTERS

Cord has released the list of members who will spearhead talks with the government on the fate of the IEBC.

The five whose names were announced on Thursday include

Siaya Senator James Orengo and

Johnstone Muthama of Machakos.

The others are

Tongaren

MP

Eseli Simiyu,

Suna East's Junet Mohammed and

Mombasa woman representative Mishi Mboko.

Chief of Staff

Andrew Mondoh said in a statement that the teams will have joint secretaries -

Paul Mwangi and

Grace Katasi.

The Cord coalition, which has accused Jubilee and the IEBC of colluding to rig polls, wants commissioners removed from office.

The High Court

and their supporters from storming IEBC offices but they said the order amounted to "".

Its co-principals - Raila, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang'ula - have been leading weekly protests that they said will only end when their demands are met.

Raila, who

sang his supporters

during Madaraka Day celebrations on Wednesday, maintained that they will not turn back on their demands.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta

condemned the demonstrations that have turned violent and asked Cord leaders to follow

the constitution in pushing for their demands.

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who want to violate the constitution for their own gain.

Deputy President William Ruto also asked the

Opposition to

and stop holding the protests.