Uhuru rules out IEBC dialogue push

Uhuru rules out IEBC dialogue push

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President Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTO: FILE.

Nairobi, KENYA: President Uhuru has ruled out any possibility of talks with the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) on disbandment of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) terming CORD’s push unconstitutional.

Speaking during the National Prayer meeting at Safari park Nairobi on Friday ,Uhuru ruled out CORD’S proposals on IEBC reiterating that the push by opposition should be done as stipulated in 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.”Uhuru said.

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He reiterated that he will not allow unconstitutional changes to suit individual needs saying trust is the cornerstone of everything.

“ 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,” He said .

Most of the opposition leaders snubbed the meeting which was attended by a few opposition members of parliament.

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Showdown looms on Monday next week after CORD principals gave the Jubilee administration ultimatum to nominate representatives who will spearhead the fate of IEBC commissioners; failure to which the coalition will embark on its weekly anti-iebc protests.