Final call? We won't be part of elections sabotage - DP Ruto

"All hands should be kept off the IEBC," he said.

In Summary

•Ruto said they demand the attempts to twist elections be stopped so that Kenya Kwanza can embark on its plans.

•"We ask Kenyans to ignore blackmail, lies, fears, Vote for mabadiliko ya Uchumi," he said.

DP William Ruto and other Kenya Kwanza coalition top brass during a press briefing at DP Ruto's Karen residence, Nairobi on August 4, 2022.
DP William Ruto and other Kenya Kwanza coalition top brass during a press briefing at DP Ruto's Karen residence, Nairobi on August 4, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

We remain hopeful and vigilant and will not be part of any scheme to sabotage election, DP William Ruto has said.

"Let each institution offering support to IEBC keep to its lane and allow the commission hold elections without interference," he said.

He said IEBC has the capacity to deliver a free and fair elections.

"All hands should be kept off the IEBC," he said.

Ruto said they demand that all the attempts to twist elections be stopped so that Kenya Kwanza can embark on its plans.

"We ask Kenyans to ignore blackmail, lies, fears, Vote for mabadiliko ya Uchumi," he said.

"We are committed to a peaceful elections and we will not contradict our vow to bring peace. We urge every Kenyan to vote peaceful and wait for results peacefully," he said.

Ruto said they submit to peace not because they are shy but they understand the need to have a peaceful environment for Kenya's economy to thrive.

"We assure our investors of protection of their businesses. we welcome partners of goodwill to come and assist in the re-awakening the Kenyan economy," he said.

"We are all victims of an economic management system gone rogue on us but don’t despair, it is times like this we suspend our fear of the unknown and have the courage to say no to anything that threatens our humanity, civility, and decency."

Ruto said this is going to be an election that is going to finally confirm that it is the people who hire and fire governments.

"The people of Kenya will in this election confirm their centrality of place in the constitution," he said.

"Tuesday is going to be a defining day where the people of Kenya discover the power of their vote."

His remarks comes hours after the Incoming US Ambassador to Kenya Margaret Whitman expressed confidence that the August 9th general elections will be free and fair.

Speaking when she presented her credentials to President Uhuru Kenyatta, Whitman said Kenya will also have a peaceful transition.

“…I have no doubt Kenya will showcase for the world what free and fair election looks like and how peaceful transitions work,” the new Ambassador to Kenya said.

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