DP Ruto optimistic about IEBC dialogue talks

William Ruto at a service in Turbo. [Photo/DPPS]

Deputy President William Ruto has assured Kenyans that the outstanding issues impeding the dialogue process on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) issue will be resolved soon.

Speaking at the Salvation Army Church in Turbo, Kakamega County the deputy president said that the issues raised by the concerned parties would be resolved in the next few days to give room for dialogue in efforts to reform the electoral body.

He told leaders to embrace dialogue in efforts to resolve political differences with a view of reaching a solution.

“I am optimistic that the few sticky issues on the IEBC will be sorted out in the next few days to give way for dialogue so that if there is any problem with the electoral body, then we solve it amicably,” said Mr Ruto.

He cautioned political leaders against attacking each other saying this does not augur well for Kenya’s peace and stability.

“What we need in this country is peace. As leaders we should set a good example and be champions of peace, security and stability of our country for accelerated development,” said Mr Ruto.

The Deputy President who heavily quoted from the Bible said all leaders must be concerned about peace, security and stability of the country.

“We should borrow a leaf from the book of Mathews 5:9 which tells us that blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God,” said Mr Ruto.

The Deputy President at the same time urged churches to help in preaching peace and unity saying they were well positioned to build a cohesive country where all the different ethnic communities can live harmoniously.

“We ask Churches to pray for the unity of our people and the stability of our country at all times,” said Mr Ruto.

The Deputy President was accompanied by MPs Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), Ayub Savula (Lugari) and Julius Melly (Tindiret) asked the Opposition to accept dialogue as constitutionally provided, which is through Parliament.


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