NAIROBI—National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has ruled out any talks on electoral justice, giving conditions if there is to be any dialogue between Jubilee and the opposition.
Speaking on Sunday, Duale said that Jubilee was ready to hold talks with NASA but only on how to develop the country.
“Our engagement can only be about development. On this parameter we are ready to engage our colleagues from the Opposition,” said Duale.
The Garissa Township MP further stated that if NASA wants to address electoral injustice, there was the need to use parliament.
“If they want electoral reforms they can introduce some amendments and bring them to Parliament. The President has nothing to do with electoral changes,” he added.
Duale asked NASA to recognize the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
This is after eleven ambassadors asked Raila to accept the election of Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto as a legal expression of the people’s will before dialogue can take place.
Raila Odinga in response to the International envoy maintained that he does not recognize Kenyatta as the President of Kenya saying the National Super Alliance will continue to push for electoral reforms.
He told them to stop meddling in country’s affairs and respect Kenya’s sovereignty.
“We are telling these diplomats that they must stop being hypocritical. They have no regard for democracy in our country; they are only interested in pursuing business avenues that will exploit our people but benefit their respective countries and economies.” Raila said.
Raila took a controversial ‘oath’ of office on January 30 as the ‘People’s President’.