“Kenya is bigger than all of us. We call on the opposition to come to the table without giving conditions,” President Uhuru Kenyatta on said on Sunday June 12.
Speaking when he attended an inter-denominational Church Service at Kitui High School, the president said he is ready for discussions on IEBC so that the country goes to the election in peace.
The President asked the opposition to appoint its members to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament to engage in the dialogue on the electoral body. He said Jubilee has already picked its team of 11 members. Capital FM reported.
Deputy President William Ruto who was accompanying the president, said the Jubilee Coalition agreed to negotiate with the opposition on the issue of IEBC because it has the interest of the country at heart.
But he was quick to say that the negotiations must strictly be guided by the Constitution which is the supreme law of the land.
Kitui Governor Julius Malombe who was the host Governor, lauded Jubilee’s decision to welcome dialogue terming it the best solution to the stalemate.
He thanked President Kenyatta for facilitating the appointment of a select committee to discuss with the opposition on the matter.
When Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua took to the podium, he called on leaders to abandon politics of hatred and embrace development.
Mutua said the people of Ukambani want development and have no time for “throwing stones” and “inhaling teargas”.
The leaders were speaking in Kitui Town when the president wrapped up his visit to Ukambani counties of Kitui and Machakos.
During his 3-days tour the president inspected and commissioned a number of development projects within the region.