President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken a swipe at the National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, urging him to pull out of the repeat presidential election slated for October 26.
He stated that the Opposition leader should not sabotage the electoral process for his own gain.
President Uhuru also asked NASA to stop fighting with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), complicating the fresh poll.
“They have to decide whether they want to be the adjudicators or the candidates because they cannot be both,” Uhuru said on Monday (25/9/17).
Uhuru pointed out that he would not allow violence and anarchy to be unleashed on Kenyans under the guise of demonstrations against IEBC.
“People are free to demonstrate but they must ensure that they do not destroy other people’s property. Mama mboga’s vegetables will not be destroyed. Businesses will not be attacked. Let them not think that they will break into other people’s shops and interfere with the daily routine of other Kenyans. That, we shall not allow,” the President vowed.
The Head of State exuded confidence that Kenyans will turn out in large numbers on October 26 to vote for him and make their voice heard once again like they did on August 8.
Deputy President William Ruto said that NASA was not ready for the fresh poll because they know they do not have the numbers to win the election.
“They want to precipitate a constitutional crisis so that they can ascend to power through the back door but we are telling them that will not happen,” DP Ruto stated.
The President and his deputy were accompanied by Jubilee leaders from Tharaka Nithi and Embu counties who said they would work aggressively to ensure Uhuru wins with a bigger margin in the October showdown.