Raila Odinga warn Jubilee against military intervention to rig polls

Raila Odinga
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National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga has faulted President Uhuru Kenyatta of plans to involve military apparatus in rigging August elections.

Speaking at Capitol Hill Nairobi, Raila accused the President of dictatorship plots should he lose in the August 8 elections.

"President Kenyatta appears to be preparing to reject election results because he now knows he will lose," said Raila.

"We have seen over the years the increasing militarization of the Kenyan state and the President moving around the country in military fatigues. As we speak, Uhuru is marshalling all armed forces to deal with challenges that only he knows."

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He said that NASA will only accept the election outcomes if they are conducted in a free and fair manner.

"Kenyans want transparent elections and will accept nothing less. I have said many times that I will accept the election outcome if done in a credible manner. I should not shout from the rooftop to state my position," he said.

He warned that the Jubilee plan to use military apparatus, will result to election rigging since they boast being in government.

"Likewise, using State machinery, including the security organs, will lead to rigging the elections. When you hear the President and DP chest thumping that they won in 2013 when (they were) not in Government, what about now that they are in Government?

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"This is a loaded statement. What do (Uhuru and Ruto) intend to do, and will they use their position to retain power?"

He faulted the government of its plans to overthrow the government adding that it should respect the rule of law.

"These lies have gone hand in hand with massive preparation of security forces for deployment in selected areas, supposedly in readiness for election chaos. We respect the rule of law and the Constitution. Jubilee should not overthrow our Constitution," he said.

He called upon the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to rectify anomalies in the voter register, adding that the commission will deliver.

"It is the duty and responsibility of IEBC to ensure that all players are satisfied with their preparations. There is still time. We should not doubt the ICT infrastructure, for instance." he said.

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