By Mbarak Abucheri:
Central Organization of Trade Unions(COTU) secretary general Francis Atwoli has called on political leaders across the divide to accept reforms IEBC has taken up to avoid Kenya’s polarization.
The Cotu boss noted the ongoing strife is scaring away investors and other members of the business community.
“We are appealing to our leaders to accept the proposed date of elections by IEBC which is Tuesday, October 17, and also to accept the reforms IEBC is putting across bearing in mind there are only 39 days to the elections,” he said in a statement.
Atwoli called on leaders from NASA and Jubilee to amicably form a round table meeting with the electoral agency and iron out their differences to pave way for peaceful presidential elections.
IEBC has planned meetings with the two rival camps to address concerns raised ahead of the poll, following the Supreme Court’s September 1 nullification of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory.
NASA leaders on Wednesday announced plans to meet IEBC officials to resolve the row on the new election date.
The team led by ODM chairman John Mbadi said they expect to discuss issues including changes in the electoral agency’s secretariat.