A section of the civil society says October 26 is no longer viable for the fresh election, citing upheavals in the electoral body and a failure by the presidential candidates to agree to terms of engagement.
In a joint statement, 15 professional and civil society associations on Thursday said all the camps need to come together in dialogue to diffuse the current political crisis in the country.
“The heated political rhetoric and hard-line positioning by all politicians violates Article 81 of the Constitution and the economic well-being of this country and all our citizens. We ask all parties to hold talks and reach an agreement chart a way forward for free, fair, credible and peaceful elections,” said the group.
However, a meeting of presidential candidates scheduled for today by the electoral commission was postponed and no new date has been communicated.
The groups included NGO Child Rights Committee, I Choose Life Africa, Chapter One Kenya, Kenya Medical Association, National Integrity Alliance, Siasa Place and Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacy and Dentists Union.