No talks on the disbandment of IEBC – President Uhuru
President Uhuru Kenyatta has dashed hopes of talks with the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) on disbandment of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) saying he will not allow unconstitutional changes to the electoral body.
Speaking during the 14th National Prayer Breakfast, the President ruled out proposals by CORD to hold talks on the disbandment of IEBC reiterating that the push by opposition should be done within the confines of the Constitution.
“On this issue of the IEBC, God gave us a way forward when He helped us put a new Constitution in place. God has done His part, it is now for us Kenyans to do our part. Mungu ako na kazi mingi sana ya kufanya na tunaendelea kumuomba atufanyie. Lakini hii ya IEBC Mungu amemaliza, someni katiba, na hakuna mambo mengine (God has a lot of work and we will continue praying to him to help us. On this IEBC issue, God has done all we needed, read the Constitution, nothing more). That’s the way it shall be,” stated the President.
“Why do we make laws? Why do Christians have a Bible? Why do Muslims go by the teachings of the Koran? We do so because we need a guide. It is either you live by those teachings or you don’t. Let us go by the teachings of the Constitution. The oath I took was to protect and defend the Constitution, and I shall. Because that is the constituency I want to be remembered for. That’s the legacy I want,” added the Head of State.
The President noted that we cannot change things to suit individual needs saying trust is the cornerstone of everything.
“Where there is suspicion and mistrust, that is not a nation that can move forward. Trust is something I believe is not given, it is earned. It is about having a track record. Of constituency in the things you say and do. You can’t always change to suit my needs today, nations are not build on my needs for today. Nations are built on historical foundations,” said President Kenyatta.
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