Deputy President William Ruto has stated that this week’s mini elections in Kiambu County have demonstrated that Kenya does not need to amend its Constitution in order to conduct peaceful elections.
He stated that the country was maturing and that the instabilities caused by elections were a thing of the past.
The Deputy President stated today in Mathioya, Murang’a County, during the burial of Eliud Buku Munyori, father of his staffer Munyori Buku, that the only problem facing the country today is leaders who refuse to accept election results.
“We are keen on abandoning the politics of division and build a united country. That way, we can move our country forward,” he noted.
Dr. Ruto stated that the days of “us versus them” were over.
“I am glad we are now moving to issues-based politics where we can converse as leaders on the platform of the transformation of the lives of ordinary Kenyans,” he added.
Kandara MP Alice Wahome praised Kiambu residents for holding peaceful elections in Kiambaa Constituency and Muguga Ward.
She advocated for increased funding for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission “so that they can be more efficient in their work.”
“Now, it is time we had real-time transmission of election results. This will tame the cases of fabrications and anxiety. But leaders must also learn to accept defeat.”
Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata, for his part, insisted that their support for the millions of Kenyans living in poverty was unstoppable.
“This bottom-up, middle-out economic model will better the standards of living of many Kenyans. In this era, even ordinary people will have the chance to lead our country,” he said.