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State ready for talks with Opposition: DP Ruto

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The Government is ready to engage the Opposition in talks to resolve any issue ahead of next year’s General Election, Deputy President William Ruto has said. Ruto said the Government will adhere to the Constitution when resolving any issues including the status of the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC). He, however, said the Opposition cannot employ protests and threats to coerce the Government.

“We are ready and willing to engage in talks. We want a coherent, logical and legal way to resolve any issue,” he said. “We cannot resolve our problems through threats and intimidation. We have a Constitution that we should abide by,” he added.

Ruto said MPs should spearhead the talks that include views from religious leaders, civil society, professionals and any other Kenyan.

“We have MPs who can sit and resolve this issue through Constitutional means. Parliament should provide the forum for Kenyans to speak their mind,” he said. Speaking yesterday at a burial in Kiambu, the DP, however, said there is no one who can be removed from office through protests.

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