Uhuru defends changes to electoral laws,says those opposed to it are insincere

Uhuru defends changes to electoral laws,says those opposed to it are insincere

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.

“You cannot have your cake and eat it. You must abide by the full Supreme Court verdict; you can’t pick and choose what to abide by and they were abundantly clear that the fresh poll must be held within 60 days and be conducted by the IEBC,” he said.

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.

 

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