Deputy President Willam Ruto says there is hope for reaching an amicable lasting solution with the Opposition over the IEBC reforms standoff. He said they have struck an agreement with the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord), and agreed to form a nine-member team from both Jubilee and Cord, to dialogue over the issue at hand.
Speaking in Lugari Constituency, Kakamega County, Ruto noted that the government is willingly ready to reform the national electoral body, for the country’s peace and security.
“We are ready to work with Cord constitutionally to bring positive changes to any constitutional commission. We are on track to amicable solution on how IEBC will be reconstituted. It is only a matter of little time.We in Jubilee, believe in structural dialogue as per the constitution,” the DP said on Sunday, during a church service at a Salvation Army Church.
Among the agreements arrived at by both Coalitions, is that non-parliamentary leaders from both coalitions sign to the agreements.
“I am optimistic that we will be able to solve the remaining sticky issues in few days so that talks can start on Friday,” Ruto disclosed.
Cord has welcomed the move, and suspended the anti-IEBC protests until further notice, to give room for structurally dialogue.