Raila accused of plotting to reject August poll results

UhuRuto on Sunday toured Githunguri, Juja, Ruiru and Thika town where they castigated the Opposition

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NASA leader Raila Odinga in Donholm on Sunday, May 28. /TWITTER

Jubilee Party says the National Super Alliance (NASA) has smelled defeat and is now preparing ground to reject the outcome of the Presidential election slated for August 8.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his number two William Ruto said the latest claims by the Opposition leaders about the ballot papers tender were part of their scheme to reject election results.

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DP William Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta during the Jubilee Party National Delegates Convention in Kasarani on May 6, 2017. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Uhuru and Ruto were speaking on Sunday, June 18, during an extensive tour of Kiambu, where they also issued 1,700 title deeds to Kilimambogo squatters.

The President called the Opposition’s call to have the presidential results announced at the constituency level ‘noise’, adding that they were out to confuse Kenyans with rigging claims.

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“All this noise you are hearing from the Opposition is only meant to precipitate a crisis that will lay the ground for the rejection of the presidential election results and force a coalition government,” said President Kenyatta who is seeking a second term in the forthcoming poll.

He urged residents of his home county which boats the highest registered voters at 1.67 million, to turn up in large numbers and ensure the Jubilee government is re-elected convincingly.

“All I am appealing to you people of Kiambu is not to fail me come August 8. I urge you to turn up in large numbers come August 8 so that we win this election and hand the Opposition a resounding defeat,” Uhuru said.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto at Thika stadium on June 18, 2017. /PSCU

Uhuru noted that his development record during the first term was apparent, adding that he was sure of securing a second term. “We have connected millions of Kenyans to power, ensured mothers are delivering free of charge, equipped our hospitals. He said.

We have connected millions of Kenyans to power, ensured mothers are delivering free of charge, equipped our hospitals. We want to continue with that work and do more,” said the President.

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He maintained that once Jubilee clinches a second term, they will ensure that secondary education is free in all public schools starting January next year.

In tow during Uhuru’s extensive tour of Kiambu was Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, Garissa Town Member of Parliament Aden Duale and his Thika Town counterpart Alice Ng’ang’a.

During his address to supporters at Thika stadium, Uhuru accused former Prime Minister Raila Odinga of fanning ethnicity by inciting members of the Maasai community not to sell land to other communities.

He urged the Opposition leaders to carefully weigh their words lest they plunge the country into violence.