By Phelix G Cord
Sombre mood and strong emotions early today engulfed thousands of Kisumu residents as they were attending a requeim mass prayers for three Kenyans killed by police during the IEBC protests in Kisumu .
The late three protesters include Frederick Otieno, Austine Omwombo, and Churchill Odhiambo.
Cord leaders led by Raila Odinga , ODM deputy party leader Hassan Joho, Kisumu governor Jack Ranguma , Johnston Muthama,James Orengo, John Mbadi among others joined the friends and relatives of the three protesters who were killed during the IEBC protests in Kisumu for the prayers ceremony held at Kirembe grounds, Kisumu.
The leaders arrived at the grounds after visiting those nursing injuries from the demos at Jaramogi Oginga Oginga Teaching and Referral Hospital and Aga Khan hospital.
Cord leaders have been piling pressure for the prosecution of police officers liable for the deaths of the trio and the shooting of others.
Instead , and very Unfortunately, the Kisumu County police commander Nelson Mugweru Njiri who had been commanding the operations during the shooting of the protesters has been promoted by jubilee and moved to the Kenya Airports Authority as the new head of security replacing Eric Kiraithe who was recently named the Government Spokesman.
Kisumu county commissioner was forced to Read Uhuru’s Madaraka Day speech in a completely empty field after Kisumu leaders and residents SNUBBED the county’s Madaraka Day celebrations at Jomo Kenyatta Grounds in PROTEST against police brutality on innocent Kenyans.
CORD have vowed to push on calls to disband and reform the embattled IEBC commissioners. They have since named Orengo,Muthama,Junet,Mishi Mboko and Eseli to lead the coalition to hold dialogue with the ruling regime into reforming the scandalous IEBC commission.