The President asked the Opposition to follow the law if they genuinely want to reform the electoral body. “I have no powers to disband IEBC,” he said. He reminded the Opposition that the Constitution – which they participated in passing – clearly sets out the procedures to be followed if one wants to disband IEBC. Demonstrations and breaking the law, he said, will not help in any way.
“I took an oath to defend the Constitution and will not break the law nor allow others to do so. We cannot agree to do that which is against the law and our Constitution just to please a few individuals,” Mr Kenyatta said. He was speaking in Elwak, Wargadud and Rhamu towns in Mandera County after launching development projects at the start of his three-day visit of North Eastern region. He said the country will not progress and achieve its development aspirations if the law is not respected. Nobody is above the law, he added.