President William Ruto

President William Ruto has ruled out any chances of him bowing to pressure, threats or ultimatums by those who want to get what they want through unconstitutional means.

The President has said he is ready to engage with any leader provided it is within the confines of the Constitution.

While speaking at a thanksgiving service at Kapsabet Showground in Nandi County on Sunday, Ruto said holding talks with ultimatums hanging over his head would amount to rewarding impunity, something he said he is not ready to do.

"I'm ready to engage with any leader if we are discussing the future of our country in a constitutional, legal manner. But I'm not going to engage in anarchy, you are not going to threaten us with ultimatums and chaos," the President said. 

President Ruto in addition stated that Odinga had no genuine reasons to call for demonstrations.

He said the Azimio leader was only seeking a political deal with the current administration through chaos and mayhem.

“Raila Odinga has no reason whatsoever to terrorize the country with chaos, demonstrations and violence. He has absolutely no reason. I have tried to listen to him he has none,” said President Ruto.

His statement was directed at Azimio leader Raila Odinga who called for mass action on Monday to mount pressure on the Kenya Kwanza administration to address Opposition grievances.

Ruto in conclusion assured Kenyans that their rights were going to be protected during the demos saying he has directed the police to carry on with their mandate within the law and remain apolitical.  

The Head of State was flanked by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, Cabinet Secretaries, Governors, Principal Secretaries, MPs and MCAs, among other leaders. 

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