Kenya`s President elect, William Ruto has assured his opponents that they should have nothing to fear under his government, but warned that every Kenyan will henceforth account for what they do or say.
After confirmation as president-elect by court yesterday, Mr. Ruto says he would extend a hand of peace to his political opponents, but warned that during his tenure, any Kenyan who breaks the law in any way will be brought to book.
He claimed that the institutions, like the courts of law have been used for political reasons instead of fighting criminals, adding that everyone will have to account for what they say or do.
Mr. Ruto also vowed that he will never avenge his opponents, adding that they President Kenyatta, and former Prime Minister Odinga can now go into retirement peacefully as the government will accord them all the dignity they deserve as leaders. Mr. Ruto speaking……..
The now five-time contender 77, alleged in his petition that the election was characterized by many irregularities and illegalities, including lack of transparency especially on the part of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Wafula Chebukati.
However, while court cited some discrepancies in the process, it said there was nothing substantial enough to have influenced the results. END