Uhuru Kenyatta: My stance on IEBC stalemate hasn't changed
10 June 2016, 09:11
Nairobi - The stalemate facing the electoral body can only be solved through dialogue, President Uhuru Kenyatta has insisted.
Speaking Thursday at a meeting with Jubilee MPs at State House Nairobi, President Kenyatta denied reports that he has changed his position and maintained that only talks will end the crisis facing the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC).
"It is regrettable that the media is reporting that I have stood down; the truth is that the position I hold today is the same position that I held yesterday," said the President Kenyatta.
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"There cannot be an alternative route to the constitution. Dialogue is not about Uhuru discussing with Raila, dialogue is about institutions discussing with each other," he explained while addressing a Jubilee Parliamentary Group meeting at State House.
During the meeting, the Head of State announced names of 11 Jubilee nominees to the Joint Select Committee that will be tasked with resolving the IEBC stalemate.
Among them include Senators Kiraitu Murungi (Meru), Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Beatrice Elachi (nominated), Fatuma Dullo (nominated).
Others include MPs Cecile Mbarire (Runyenjes), Naomi Shaaban (Taita Taveta), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South) and Jimmy Angweyi (Kitutu Chache), Jomo Ben Washiali (Mumias East), Mohammed Mahmoud (Mandera West) and Soipan Tuya (Narok Women MP).
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