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Senator Orengo said that there is determination being exhibited by both parties.

Cord leaders address the Press outside Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters on June 14, 2016, after the police arrested some of their leaders for alleged hate speech. Protests against the electoral commission scheduled to take place on June 16, 2016 have been called off. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Cord leaders address the Press outside Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters on June 14, 2016, after the police arrested some of their leaders for alleged hate speech. Protests against the electoral commission scheduled to take place on June 16, 2016 have been called off. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary
This is the second time Cord has decided to abandon the demonstrations to give dialogue a chance.

By PHILIP MOMANYI MAOSA

The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) has called off demonstrations calling for the removal of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) scheduled for Thursday to allow for the conclusion of talks with the Jubilee administration.

In a press statement, Siaya Senator James Orengo said that there is determination being exhibited by both parties, hence there is a high possibility of arriving on an amicable solution.

“We see political will and rays of good faith being exhibited by all parties and a conducive and enabling environment created, although we are yet to conclude discussions on a few but equally important issues,” he said.

This is the second time Cord has decided to abandon the demonstrations to give dialogue a chance.

The Raila-led coalition has been vehemently opposed to the idea of the current polls body chaired by Isaack Hassan to conduct the 2017 General Election, arguing that it lacks credibility and has lost Kenyans’ trust.

On Sunday, when addressing a presser Senator Orengo said they had agreed during an extensive engagement with diplomats, the business community and the clergy that the IEBC has lost its integrity.

He added they have given the Jubilee coalition, headed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, time to respond to their demands.

“The coalition says that lately, the engagement has been more constructive and candid, with the diplomatic community coming out actively.”