NASA and Jubilee blame IEBC over meeting backfire

NASA and Jubilee blame IEBC over meeting backfire

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Deputy president William Ruto together with other Jubilee leaders outside anniversary towers PHOTO /MICHAEL MBUGUA
Nairobi,KENYA:Leaders from NASA and Jubilee have blamed the Independent electoral and Boundaries commission over failure of a meeting between all the 3 parties to take place.
IEBC ended up proposing the meeting to be held on Thursday after the  Jubilee leaders  arrived late.
“We came here as early as 11.15 am with our presidential candidate Raila Odinga,together with his running mate  Kalonzo Musyoka but  IEBC looks like it is not serious on this because we even did not see any Jubilee leader here”. NASA co principal told reporters after leaving the IEBC offices.
Mudavadi also indicated  that they were given a document to read through which was to be included in the agenda of discussions but they did not give their output citing lack of enough time to read through.
“IEBC has given us a new document that we need to internalize before we meet them because the document was not given to us before the meeting” noted Mudavadi.
However, they agreed to read the document and give their feedback when needed by the IEBC.
On the other hand, Jubilee Leaders led by Deputy president William Ruto, followed  in few minutes after NASA leaders had left and headed  straight to  the IEBC offices where they were also given the document to go through it and give their opinion during their next meeting .
Addressing the media after their short meeting with the IEBC, Ruto said the reason they were late was because they received the invitation late last night when they had already planned for another parliamentary group meeting, urging the commission to reschedule the meeting to next week as this Thursday they will be engaged in another formal meeting with the cabinet secretaries.
“We have gone  through the document and we will give our opinions  but we must give IEBC space to run this elections” He said
The deputy president said as a party they are ready to respect the independence of the commission and that they are ready to engage with in any matter that could be of help to all the parties.
He reiterated that as a party they will abide by the date given by the IEBC to conduct elections.

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