BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,2ND OCT 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again defended the changes being fronted by Jubilee on the electoral laws saying those opposed to them are not sincere. Addressing women Jubilee leaders at State House, Nairobi on Monday,Uhuru also said the conditions the National Super Alliance has set for the conduct of the fresh presidential poll are unreasonable.
He said it was not practical for their Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to meet their demands and still hold the poll by October 31 as stipulated in the Constitution.
NASA supporters took to the streets on Monday in various towns across the country to agitate for a purge of what they see as bad elements at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission with Commission CEO Ezra Chiloba at the top of their list.
Without these changes, they insist that they will not be participating in the October 26 presidential poll as gazetted by the IEBC.
President Kenyatta defended the ruling party’s proposed amendments to the election laws; saying they were aimed at remedying the weaknesses the Supreme Court gave as their basis for nullifying the August 8 election.
His sentiments came evens as various envoys form the EU and US asked the political players to be reasonable in their demands of the IEBC particularly given the strict time confines within which they’re required to work within.