Cord has called off its protests scheduled for January 4 against amendments to election laws which were passed by Parliament.

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Senators James Orengo (Siaya) and Moses Wetang’ula (Bungoma) lauded the Senate for allowing public to give views on the amendment.

The Cord leaders were speaking during a press conference at Kalonzo’s residence in Karen on Thursday.

The opposition had said they would hold peaceful street protests against what they termed as ‘attempts to rig the 2017 general election’.

Leader Raila Odinga told a press briefing that the changed laws were pushed as part of a plot to interfere with the August 8 vote.