President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned the political class against intimidating the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ahead of the August polls. While urging politicians to practice political maturity and tolerance, President Kenyatta noted that issuance of reckless statements by politicians are only watering down the commission’s credibility, and as such threatening the country’s stability. In a briefing at the Eldoret State Lodge today, President Kenyatta called for political tolerance across the political divide, noting that despite the IEBC being a public body which should be accountable to Kenyans, it needs a conducive environment to execute its mandate. The Head of State vowed to respect the voters’ decision come August and ensure a smooth transfer of power if he fails to clinch the top seat.He spoke as the national elections conference entered its second day with the IEBC assuring Kenyans of its preparedness for the August 8th poll.
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