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‘Respect bipartisan talks results’ – AG Muturi

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 12:37 | By
AG Justin Muturi speaking during burial of former councilor Kithinji Naftali at Mbeere North
AG Justin Muturi speaking during burial of former councilor Kithinji Naftali at Mbeere North. PHOTO/Brian Malila

Attorney General Justin Muturi has urged locals and leaders to respect the results of the bipartisan talks between the Azimio and Kenya Kwanza leaders.

While speaking at a burial at Kamaungu village in Siakago Mbeere North Subcounty, Muturi said the country must be peaceful and people should not cause mayhem and disagreement because of elections.

"It is good for people to talk. Let them talk, but I would urge whichever direction the talks will go, we must maintain peace. Even if you disagree with your brother, let's cultivate peace," Muturi said.

The AG stated that there are mechanisms laid down in the Constitution to resolve election disputes and that no person should engage in violence.

He urged leaders to promote constitutionalism all the time.

"We cannot have a country that fights because of an election. I'm aware they said democracy is not the best form of government but all the others are much worse," he observed.

On his part, Mbeere North MP Geoffrey Kiringa Ruku said the talks are not important, calling for a change of election laws to lock out such talks in future.

Ruku said only Parliament has the biggest obligation and mandate to make laws and no law that the bipartisan team will bring to the table will pass, saying the talks are a waste of time.

The MP stated that the agenda of the talks can be done in the National Assembly and the Senate saying the dialogue is geared towards benefiting one individual.

The first-term MP further said the voters stamped their authority in August last year and that no negotiation should move on since it was against the Constitution.

"We ask for a call of f of the talks at Bomas of Kenya. Kenyans have more serious issues to deal with. We have a cabinet that is working to ensure the lives of people become bearable and to bring down the cost of living," he said.

Ruku also urged Azimio leader Raila Odinga to play his opposition role and stop the efforts to have part of the government.

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