Talks on polls collapse as Nasa calls for ‘peaceful protests’

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati (right) and commissioner Paul Kurgat address the media at Bomas of Kenya on September 28, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Meeting between IEBC, Raila and Uhuru teams flops after MPs allied to Jubilee join forces to fast-track election law changes .
  • Nasa leaders storm out of session and call for street protests to campaign against “plot to take country back to dictatorship’.
  • IEBC blames bill for the impasse but says it will convene another meeting to be attended by Uhuru and Raila only.

Hopes of holding a repeat presidential election on October 26 were on Thursday hanging by a thread after talks between the Jubilee Party and the opposition coalition to agree on sticky issues flopped.

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