Ruto scoffs at CORD over planned anti-IEBC protests

Ruto scoffs at CORD over planned anti-IEBC protests

Deputy President William Ruto has scoffed at the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) over the anti-IEBC protests set for Monday and Thursday next week saying that the opposition should stick to dialogue to resolve the poll body impasse.

Speaking during a fundraiser at Mulathankari Girls in Imenti North Sub County, Ruto said that Jubilee is ready for dialogue on the the way forward accusing the opposition of frustrating the talks by issuing too many conditions.

“As Jubilee, we were asked to dialogue, we agreed. They said we should talk about IEBC, we are ready to talk about IEBC. But now there is a problem because they are now bringing conditions. Now what do you want us to talk about? The day you said you wanted dialogue, hadn’t you thought about what you wanted? What are questions and conditions for? You said you wanted dialogue, we are ready. You said you wanted to talk about IEBC, we are ready. What is the problem?  If there are other things you want and not IEBC, tell us,” said Ruto.

Ruto urged the CORD leaders to be responsible in the way they lead their supporters.

“When CORD are busy planning for protests, they know very well the economy lost two billion shillings, property was destroyed, chaos erupted, people died and businesses were destroyed in the previous protest. When you are planning for another protest and you know the losses, is your head right? We must be responsible as leaders.”

His sentiments were echoed by Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Cabinet Secretaries Jacob Kaimenyi and Judy Wakhungu, among other leaders.

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Maureen Murimi
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