Foreign envoys urge Jubilee, NASA to reach truce on polls stalemate

US ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec addresses the press at Bomas of Kenya on behalf of the Heads of Missions. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Foreign envoys in the country have urged the Jubilee party and their opponent National super Alliance to reach a truce over their electoral stand off to avert a possible stalemate in the upcoming repeat of polls.

In a media briefing in Nairobi on Monday led by US ambassador to Kenya Robert Goddec, they said that there is need for the local political players especially NASA and Jubilee to put aside their differences and find an   amicable solution over electoral issues and iron them to make 26th polls a success.

Goddec said that electoral reforms NASA is pushing for and amendment of electoral laws pushed by Jubilee might occasion delays; insisting that there is need for both camps to demonstrate leadership to strengthen leadership and democracy in the country.

“Leaders on both sides ,must be reasonable and their demands on IEBC ,and any other action leading to and following the new election ,it will be impossible to make IEBC to meet each deamand, “Goddec said

They reiterated that any leader who will be culpable of fuelling violence will be held personally responsible and will face the full force of law.

Jubilee Party has fast-tracked the process of amending election laws, while National Super Alliance (NASA) calling for mass action to oversee changes for top officials in the IEBC.