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President Ruto and Parliamentary Leaders meet to Discuss Issues Raised By Azimio Party

Post by : Hillary Musyoki

The Head Of State William Ruto, on Monday held a meeting with a team of parliamentary leaders to establish a structure on the bipartisan parliamentary process to discuss issues raised by the opposing party.

President Willam Ruto, suggested the process on Sunday during a state address, saying that it will meet the issues raised by the Azimio La Umoja Party.

“My suggestion is that this matter can be handled by parliament so that we can agree on what the issue is and we can adjust as agreed and as necessary,”Ruto said.

In a statement on Monday, the president urged the leaders to consider the proposal and address the matter immediately.

“We are convinced the issues shall be conclusively handled by Parliament in order to allow us to focus on our economic transformation programme,”Ruto’s tweet read.

The leaders present were National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichungwah,Deputy Majority Leader Owen Baya, Majority Whip Slvanus Osoro and Deputy Majority Whip Naomi Jillo.

The Deputy President also joined the meeting.

Other leaders present were Senate Majority Leader Aaron Cheruiyot, deputy Majority Leader Tabitha Keroche and Deputy Majority whip Lelegwe Ltumbesi.

Issues raised by the opposition party was the recruitment of commissioners to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC).

The President said that the IEBC selection panel and the future recruitment of its commissioners could yield “constitutionally and legally binding proposal.”

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