By Hopkin Reporter
President William Ruto dismisses claims that media will be switched off during the Azimio’s anti-government protests.
“We are great believers in free media. Any engagement that puts the media in danger is not acceptable. I do not think there is any deliberate attack on the media and if there was such, we would be opposed to it and would deal with it.” Dr Ruto Said.
While addressing the nation In a televised address from State House, Nairobi, on Sunday 2nd April 2023, the Head of State urged opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off the ongoing anti-government protests which were set to enter the fourth day on Monday.
Dr Ruto also Said he had listened to the opposition’s demands, among which has been a halt to the ongoing recruitment of commissioners to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
“I have listened to the issues raised by my friend, the Honorable Raila Odinga, in times like these, it is not about who is right or who is wrong,” he said.”
On the reconstitution of the future electoral commission, the selection panel that is currently in office is a creation of the law that was passed by the two chambers of Parliament.
However, considering the matters raised by our friends in the opposition, I suggest a bipartisan engagement by Parliament within the parameters of the law and the constitution,” he added.