MASII, MACHAKOS COUNTY, OCTOBER 16, 2017, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto on Monday intensified their campaigns by holding a series of meetings in three counties; urging voters to support Jubilee come October 26.
The President and the Deputy President traversed the counties of Garissa, Kitui and Machakos wooing residents to support the party, whose focus is development and unity of all Kenyans.
Addressing a rally in Masii grounds, Machakos County, where they wound up their long day campaign tours, President Kenyatta and Mr Ruto said Kenyans have a right to participate in the elections to choose leaders of their choice without any intimidation and coercion.
President Kenyatta told the Opposition leader Raila Odinga to stop interfering with the October 26 elections and instead focus on his personal issues after withdrawing from the race.
“Now that Raila Odinga has withdrawn from the race, he should allow other Kenyans to participate in their democratic right of electing their leaders,” said President Kenyatta.
The Head of State said it was the democratic right for Kenyans to demonstrate peacefully, saying such rights should not be abused.
“Although it’s the democratic right of Kenyans to demonstrate peacefully, such rights should not be abused by destroying peoples property,” said President Kenyatta.
He said Kenyans are peace-loving people who want to participate in the coming elections as set by IEBC on directive from the Supreme Court after nullifying the August 8 presidential elections.
“ We are people governed by the constitution and the rule of law. Millions of Kenyans are ready for election. The constitution says Kenyans have a right to elect their leaders through the ballot after every five years,” said President Kenyatta.
Present were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and his Nairobi counterpart Mike Sonko, MPs Rachel Nyamai (Kitui South), Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town), Vincent Musyoka (Mwala), Yusuf Hassan (Kamukunji), former MPs Gideon Ndambuki, Joe Mutambo and Regina Ndambuki.
Governor Mutua told the Opposition to stop interfering with the October 26 elections, saying such a move is aimed at infringing on the peoples right to elect their leaders.
“Even during the World Cup games, if a team withdraws, the games continues because the other teams will participate and the winner will be issued with the cup at the end of the game,” said Mr Mutua.
He said the withdrawal of Mr Odinga from the race doesn’t mean that elections will not take place.
“Elections will be there in October 26 whether Raila Odinga participates or not,” said Mr Mutua.
He commended the Kamba community for ignoring Nasa’s demonstrations and instead continued with their day today development activities.
The MPs said Mr Odinga withdrew from the race because he doesn’t want to be humiliated at the ballot come October 26 as voters even in his strongholds have shifted to Jubilee.
They said Kenyans made their decisions in August 8 and will do the same in October 26.
“I want to make it clear here that President Kenyatta will win again in October 26. There is no way the Opposition can beat Jubilee,” said Mr Musyoka.
Ms Nyamai said Jubilee has done a lot in terms of develo