Ruto says IEBC standoff will be resolved

June 6, 2016 1:27 pm
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The Deputy President said the issue will be resolved to bring to an end the electoral body’s standoff/FILE
The Deputy President said the issue will be resolved to bring to an end the electoral body’s standoff/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 6 -Deputy President William Ruto has assured Kenyans that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) dispute will be resolved.

“Do not be worried we will solve these issues. We know these guys, we will talk and agree” he said at Jesus Christ Catholic church Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County.

The Deputy President said the issue will be resolved to bring to an end the electoral body’s standoff.

He was accompanied by Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, Kajiado County Governor David Nkedianye, among others.

Ruto and the MPs, at the same time, said the Constitution must be respected because it is the supreme law of the country.

Ruto said the Government is ready for dialogue, though it has to be through the Constitutional means. Ruto said religious leaders; the civil society and any other Kenyan can present views to Parliament, which in turn will pass the necessary law(s) on IEBC.

“We have institutions provided for in the Constitution. Let us have consultation, dialogue and discussion based on the framework of the law,” he said.

The Deputy President made the remarks at Kirwara Secondary School, Githanga Secondary School and Kahuhia Girls Secondary respectively in Muranga County.

The Deputy President wondered why the same leaders who participated in the making of the Constitution are now breaking the same laws.

“If the Opposition cannot trust Parliament, Judiciary or Commission of Human Rights, then how can they prove to Kenyans that they are law abiding individuals?” asked Ruto.

“There is no way the Opposition can have a quarrel with all institutions established in the Constitution,” he added.

He said Opposition leaders were not sincere in their call for dialogue over issues of IEBC saying they have instead sensed defeat in the next General Election.
“The truth is that the Opposition leaders are not sincere on the issues of IEBC because they have a hidden agenda,” he said.

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