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#ElectionsKe : Trade Unions threatened to protest over the Thursday polls. -KMPDU, COTU, KUPPET, ICJ

COTU SG Francis Atwoli. PHOTO | FILE
COTU SG Francis Atwoli. PHOTO | FILE

The National trade Unions have joined the Opposition fight over the Thursday election battle. The trade unions have urged IEBC to postpone the elections as there will be no credible elections.

COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli has urged the IEBC to postpone until when the people, parties and themselves feel, free and fair elections can be conducted.  "Loosing billions of shillings has not started now, we lost Billions of shillings in Anglo-leasing, Goldenberg and many scandals. So the IEBC must hold the elections." Atwoli said.

In a press briefing in Nairobi on Monday, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Chairman Ouma Oluga said the country is bleeding and there is evidence of communities arming themselves for war.

"We fear for the safety and lives of election staff who will manage the polling stations and voters who may turn up, should the election go ahead," he said.

The group has also asked Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati to seek the guidance of the Supreme Court to enable the institution to prepare a free and fair election.

They said the printing of ballot boxes does not allow the country to go into a manipulated election.

Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Nairobi branch executive secretary Moses Mbora said the IEBC cannot deliver a free, fair and credible election on Thursday.

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