Deputy President William Ruto has today dismissed rumours that the government might not maintain the hard stance against those who boycott future elections in the country. Ruto in a statement has urged Kenyans to shun from divisive politics and participate in democratic processes in the country.
“We will not spare those who fail to vote deliberately. Ksh 80 fine on each head that boycotts election is what the legal fraternity is suggesting” Ruto explained.
The Deputy President has blamed Raila Odinga for setting a very bad precedence in the country where half of the country boycotted the 2017 repeat polls.He has urged the opposition chief not to try the same tactic in future elections.
“The law does not tolerate madness. We are working hard to ensure that those who incite Kenyans are brought before the book” Ruto added.
Lawyer Miguna Miguna has rubbished the move to fine those who boycott elections describing it as a ruthless plan to loot from the unsuspecting masses.Miguna insists that the move will be quashed by the courts of law on arrival.
The Deputy President has urged members of the clergy to help preach peace in the country in the effort of realizing unity of purpose.