Stop Meddling With Our Work – MPs Fire Back At International Community

Three Muranga MPs have asked the international community to stop interfering with the operations of the National Assembly.

This comes after the EU observer mission and ambassadors rejected the proposed amendments to the country’s election laws ahead of the repeat presidential election.

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MPs Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Joseph Nduati (Gatanga), and Peter Kimari (Mathioya) on Monday while campaigning for the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in Kiharu constituency, said the laws will be implemented.

They added that the amendments are for the posterity of the entire nation because they will safeguard the votes Kenyans will cast during the repeat election.

“We appreciate [international community] opinion but that will not deter our push to have the electoral laws amended,” Kimari said.

“The sole purpose of Parliament is to make laws that impact positively on the lives of Kenyans.”

Kimari noted that the amendments will not interfere with the work of IEBC but will only compel its officials to work diligently.

“Telling us to do away with the amendments is joking with the will of Kenyans. We are avoiding a recurrence of the issues that cropped up during the last elections.”

Nduati, on his part, noted that parliament has formed a select committee to handle the amendments but NASA chose to keep off.

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The legislator further condemned the anti-IEBC demonstrations which have led to the death of one man in Siaya county.

He accused NASA leader Raila Odinga of failing to guide his supporters and using them to achieve his political interests.

“What kind of leader asks his supporters to protest on his behalf knowing he is putting their lives in danger?” the MP asked.

His sentiments were echoed by Ndindi who asked NASA supporters to keep off the streets of Nairobi.

“Let them keep off our businesses and know that they will not get the coalition government they are trying to push for.”