Deputy President William Ruto has cleared the air on why he came in late for a meeting with the Independent Electoral Boundaries (IEBC) on Wednesday, June 29.
Speaking moments after making his way to the Windsor Hotel, Nairobi, the DP said that his team had received a communication that the meeting would start at 11 a.m.
Ruto, however, said that the UDA secretary general notified him on Tuesday night that there was change of time but they had already scheduled other engagements.
The DP apologized to the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati saying that it was not intentional for him to attend the meeting late.
“Let me apologise for coming late. It was not intentional. We had gotten an earlier communication that this meeting would start at 11 a.m. And unfortunately our secretary general called us last night that there was a change of time and we had already scheduled meetings so I apologise for that,” the DP stated.
He, however, requested the electoral agency to give notices for such meeting early so as to evade such incidences.
“I would request that in future we should at least give us maybe three or four days’ notice of the actual time because you understand every minute counts,” Ruto added.
IEBC was meeting all the presidential candidates to iron out issues related with the August 9 polls.
Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga, George Wajackoya of the Roots Party and David Wahiga Mwaure of the Agano party attended also attended the meeting.
However, Raila, his running mate Martha Karua and Wajackoyah left the venue as the DP arrived at the venue.