We’re ready for fresh elections: Ruto

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Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to announce a new date for fresh presidential elections following Friday’s court order nullifying August 8th polls.

Ruto spoke even as the opposition began the process of removing the commission, indicating that it cannot be trusted to carry out a free and fair election.

Ruto told cheering supporters that the ruling Jubilee Party is ready for fresh elections and expressed confidence that the party would beat the opposition.

He called the opposition to announce the date for the polls. According to the ruling, fresh elections must be held before 31st October this year.

The opposition has however said it will not go into another election with the same commission. The Supreme Court ruled that the commission failed, neglected or refused to conduct the presidential election in a manner.

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– By Sarah Kimani