Ruto: CORD must not be allowed to cause chaos
22 December 2014, 08:40
Nairobi - Deputy president William Ruto says mass action will not help the country in any way, saying the opposition must look for better ways of addressing issues at hand.
Ruto, speaking Sunday over the planned protests which have been mooted as a way of showing displeasure over the enactment of the Security bill 2014 into law my the president, said that such actions will not help the country.
He pointed out at chaos in opposition parties, such as the one that took place in Homa Bay last week during nominations for ODM by elections as proof that the opposition cannot handle matters at home, let alone on a national scale.
" Chaotic scenes and confusion being witnessed in the Opposition's
political parties should not be extended to the public. Kenyans will not
gain through mass actions. We want a country that is not at war with
itself," he said.
He urged CORD to look for democratic and lawful means to air their views, calling mass action a recipe for disaster.
" Taking issues to streets cannot help solve the problem but will instead
lead to further confusion. We should not resort to mass action because
of competition over issues which can be solved by use of law."
" I want to tell our friends in the Opposition that as much as we respect
their right to hold their views, they should do so in good manner. They
should conduct their business in a democratic manner," he added.
CORD leaders have said that mass action will be the way forward for the party, after the Security Bill was passed last week amidst chaotic scenes in parliament.
For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.