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February 19, 2018

Kenyans ready for repeat poll, stop wasting their time, Uhuru tells NASA

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses residents in Free Area, Nakuru, September 13, 2017. /PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses residents in Free Area, Nakuru, September 13, 2017. /PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenyans are ready for elections and asked the Opposition to stop issuing unnecessary demands.

The President said unlike NASA, which keeps on addressing press conferences in Nairobi, Jubilee Party is already campaigning in preparation for the October 17 elections.

“We have already hit the ground while our colleagues in the Opposition are still wasting their energy issuing statements in press conferences in Nairobi," he said.

”We are ready for the polls. This is why we have embarked on campaigns to woo support from Kenyans.”

Uhuru, who addressed Nakuru residents at Free Area, 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,” said the President.

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But NASA principal Moses Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya) earlier announced the Opposition will hold a rally in Nairobi's Dandora area on Sunday.

He said they will also continue pushing for justice by boycotting sessions at Parliament.

Wetang'ula, presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and DP candidate Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) held a rally in Kibera on Tuesday as Uhuru opened the 12th Parliament.

But earlier today, speaker Justin Muturi said they will be held hostage.

More on this: Weta announces NASA Dandora rally, says Mudavadi has not quit

Also read: NASA won't hold Parliament hostage, Muturi says as MPs delay committee formation

Deputy President William Ruto said 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,” Ruto said.

Uhuru and Ruto urged Kenyans to continue embracing peace especially now that the country is heading for the repeat presidential polls.

Raila has threatened that there will be no election on October 17 if IEBC does not meet demands including the removal of Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba.

More on this: 'No October poll until Chiloba is out': NASA gives IEBC nine fresh demands


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