Remarks by President on Dialogue Dangerous to Economy
By Soko Directory Team / Published May 20, 2016 | 3:07 am
The remarks by President Uhuru Kenyatta that he will not sit to dialogue with leaders of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) portend danger to the economy of the country.
Speaking while on tour in three counties found in the North Eastern part of the country, the President said that the Constitution lays down clear procedures on how a commissioner can be removed from office.
The Head of State said that the opposition had no otherwise but to follow the due process as stipulated in the Constitution of Kenya.
Remarks by the President comes in the wake of widespread protests by both opposition leaders and their supporters who are calling for the disband of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Last Monday, businesses were paralyzed in Nairobi especially along Moi Avenue as the opposition and their supporters matched through the streets.
There were no business transactions for hours as the police engaged with the demonstrators.
The opposition has been calling for dialogue between them and the government and the recent remarks by the President are likely to worsen the situation.
The leader of the opposition Raila Odinga has already announced that demonstrations will go on and yesterday he was in Kakamega to earn the support of the residents come Monday.
As things are at the moment, both the ruling Coalition Jubilee and the opposition, CORD, has stuck to their guns with no side willing to accommodate the other.
Churches and Civil societies has already raised their concerns concerning the issue and have questioned the credibility of the IEBC to hold the next general election.
The church has already had a series of meetings with Jubilee, CORD and the IEBC but none has yielded any credible results.
Will the businesses continue to be disrupted? Will this eventually have some serious consequences to the economy of the nation? Is there something that can be done to avert the worse situation? What can the common man do apart from sitting, watching and waiting for things to be better?
Article by Juma Fred.
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