Coalition for Restoration of Democracy (Cord) Monday morning held a peaceful demonstration in Busia town as a sign of solidarity with their members in Nairobi and other parts of the country.
Led by ODM Busia County chairperson Matayos MP Geoffrey Odanga, ODM County Secretary Mr. Innocent Oluku and ODM Vice Secretary Peter Odima, they walked from the ODM office at Chauma up to the IEBC office in Busia town about two kilometres away, singing anti-IEBC songs and carrying placards that called for resignation of Isaak Hassan led commission.
Police officers donned in full anti riot gear who were manning the road leading to Busia High Court and IEBC offices allowed the demonstrators to pass through and enter the IEBC office where they handed over their petition to those who were in office.
While addressing the press after the demo, Hon. Odanga said they will continue with the demos until IEBC commissioners vacant office.
He also applauded police officers in Busia for being professional and allowing them to hold a peaceful demo,
“I really thank them and urge our police officers from other parts of the country to emulate them.”
Busia County Governor Sospeter Ojaamong did not take part in the demonstration while Busia County Women Rep Hon. Florence Mutua opted out shortly after walking up to Tanaka bump.
Business along the stress near Busia police station and court came to a standstill for almost an hour during the demo as business people closed their shops while those on the street carried away their items in fear of being robbed.
This is the first anti-IEBC demonstration to be held in Busia town since Cord started their crusade to oust IEBC commissioners about one month ago.