DEPUTY PRESIDENT ASSURES KENYANS NEXT YEAR’S ELECTIONS WILL BE PEACEFUL

Deputy President William Ruto has assured Kenyans that next year’s general election will be peaceful following mounting pressure by the political opposition to have the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) disbanded.

Speaking in Turbo in Uasin Gishu County, about 340 kilometres north west of here, over the weekend, Ruto reiterated the government’s commitment to respect the Constitution and called on those demanding reforms to the IEBC to abide by the laws of the land.

Raila Odinga, leader of the opposition PDM party, has maintained that the opposition will not participate in the forthcoming elections if there are no reforms at the electoral body.

The formula of effecting reforms at the body charged with overseeing elections in the country remains divisive with antagonists in the debate maintaining their hard-line stances.

Ruto, who was in his home county of Uasin Gishu, maintained the government’s stand regarding the call for dialogue over the issue.

Source: Nam News Network