Kenya election talks collapse

By Ssebuliba Samuel:

With just weeks to Kenya’s presidential election re-rerun scheduled for 26th October, Talks on elections by the stakeholders have collapsed at the Bomas of Kenya today.

The deliberations ended in disarray after as National Super Alliance (Nasa) delegation walked out to protest fast-tracking of changes to poll law by Parliament.

The walk-out came hours after Jubilee-controlled National Assembly voted to shorten the maturation period for two Bills to change the way presidential elections are managed.

According to daily Nations, these led by Siaya Senator James Orengo, opted to walk out of the Bomas meeting after Jubilee representatives refused a proposal to shelve debate on the two bills.

However, Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki, who led the jubilee team in the talks, dismissed Nasa’s assertions as part of the games the coalition had perfected in recent days.