President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he is ready for dialogue with the Opposition over the polls body, but maintained that he can only do so within the confines of the law. He told business leaders that his personal presentation to the engagements, and which he would present like any other citizen, was ready.
“I myself have prepared my own position which I am ready to present to them,” Mr Kenyatta said in a meeting with members of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa) in a round-table meeting yesterday afternoon. He added that he was not ready for any embarrassment that would arise if he were to ask the commissioners of the IEBC to leave office, then the directive is challenged in court.
“I am not going to ask anyone to leave office then I am embarrassed tomorrow,” said the President, who also responded to an unnamed envoy’s request that he listens to the Opposition leaders, including Raila Odinga. Mr Kenyatta told the diplomat that there was no need to plead with him (the President) to listen to anyone, as it was his responsibility and duty to accommodate all his values.