President Uhuru's New Advice to Raila Ahead of October Polls

  • By Vincent Kejitan on Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 8:59am
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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked the Opposition led by Raila Odinga to stop wasting time in press conferences but instead focus more on conducting campaigns.

    Speaking at Free Area in Nakuru County, the Head of State reiterated that he was ready for the fresh polls as Kenya needs to move on.

    “We have already hit the ground while our colleagues in the Opposition are still wasting their energies issuing statements in press conferences in Nairobi.

    “We are ready for the polls. This is why we have embarked on campaigns to woo support from Kenyans,” stated Mr Kenyatta in response to NASA's threat that there would be no October elections.

    He castigated NASA leaders for continuously antagonising Kenyans who want to move on with their day-to-day activities, saying elections should not derail the development of the country.

    “Kenyans want to do away with issues of elections. They want to carry on with their day-to-day activities away from political life and that’s why they are preparing for the October 17 polls,” added the President.

    His sentiments were echoed by Deputy President William Ruto who stated that the Opposition has nothing new to offer Kenyans and have already sensed defeat.

    “They know we will beat them like the way we did on August 8. This is why they are now claiming that they will not participate in the October polls,” said the Deputy President.

    The President and his Deputy urged Kenyans to continue embracing peace especially now that the country is heading for the repeat presidential polls.

    On Wednesday, NASA indicated that not only will it not participate in the fresh election if its conditions are not met, but it will also not allow Jubilee to go to the polls alone.

    Among the demands the Opposition has made is the sacking and prosecuting elections officials found culpable of bungling the nullified presidential poll of August 8.

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