Raila Cannot Continue Holding Kenya Hostage, President Kenyatta Says

On August 14, 2018 In Latest News

President Uhuru Kenyatta this afternoon said that the opposition cannot continue holding Kenya hostage with unending conditions over elections. The President said opposition leader Raila Odinga was misguided, leading to constant demands and shifting of goalposts that delivered no benefit to the Kenyan people. President Kenyatta said Raila does not want an election because he knows the vast majority of Kenyans will reject him again. “Mungu ni yule yule na waKenya ni wale wale” (God is still the same and Kenyans are still the same),” said the President when he addressed supporters in Kiambu. “That is why he does not want an election.” He urged residents of the populous Kiambu County to be ready to turn out in large numbers and vote for him again on October 26, the date set by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for the repeat presidential poll. President Kenyatta called on Kenyans to continue maintaining peace and to reject any attempt to create tensions. “We are not people of violence or threats. We have left insults and threats to other people,” said the President in reference to constant derogatory language that opposition leaders have become well known for. President Kenyatta had earlier attended the funeral of former Nairobi Mayor Samuel Mbugua Wainaina, father of Rachael Shebesh, the former Nairobi Women’s Representative and a close ally of the President.