KENYAN President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to jet into the country this evening from Zambia where he is attending an African Development Bank conference.
Uhuru, whose government is riddled by demonstration over the credibility of the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) by opposition, Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord), will be here to consult with President Yoweri Museveni on how to handle demonstration which are turning out to be violent.
Kenyan police have been accused of using excessive powers on Monday used tear gas and water cannons to break up protests called by the Cord leaders to force out the leadership of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) before the next elections. Kenya goes to polls next year.
In Nairobi, Cord leaders Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang’ula claimed that the government was protecting the nine commissioners so that they can help Jubilee to win the 2017 General Election. They vowed to boycott the polls if the current team remains in office.
“We will not allow ourselves to participate in an election only for Jubilee to be handed victory,” Mr Odinga told supporters outside the IEBC offices.
IEBC offices in various parts of the country were guarded by police to ward off any chaos while two people were killed in the fracas.
What it implies by consulting Museveni
With his fifth term secured, President Museveni is seen as the Big boy and security expert of the region and by his Kenyan counterpart possibly trying find out how Mr Museveni who has successfully managed shield off opposition protests in Uganda is by way trying to use same methods on the opposition back in Kenya.