NASA chief Raila Odinga has warned IEBC against declaring President Uhuru Kenyatta unopposed in the October 26 repeat poll, saying this would be illegal.
Uhuru and Raila Odinga were due to face off in a repeat election on October 26, after the Supreme Court annulled their August ballot – in which the president was declared the winner – due to irregularities.
But Raila pulled out of the re-run on Tuesday, fuelling doubts about whether it would be contested at all. Wednesday’s interventions by the judiciary and legislature added to the uncertainty.
In an interview with Radio Jambo, on Wednesday, October 11, said that said Uhuru’s term comes to an end on November 1 and that Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Chairman Wafula Chebukati cannot place his hand on a Bible and claim that President Uhuru Kenyatta won the August 8 poll.
“Jubilee does not want competition. They stole 2 million votes in the August 8 election and if you ask Chebukati, he cannot hold a Bible and claim that Uhuru won. He knows this. They know this because they stole over 2 million votes. I found out about this from some officials in the IEBC,”
“If the competition will be one of theft, why then should there be an election? NASA is ready to go for an election but we want it to be an truthful and credible election,” said Raila.
He said he withdrew from the race because Jubilee wants to stuff ballot boxes.
“We have the pictures of Jubilee secretary general Raphael Tuju and former CS Davis Chirchir entering the printing firm along Mombasa Road to supervise the ongoing printing of fake ballot papers,” he said.
Following a High Court ruling that allowed Thirdway Alliance Kenya candidate Ekuru Aukot to run, including all the others, Kenyans are now confused on the way forward.
“If they make the necessary changes we will go to elections,” Raila said, adding his move is meant to push for a free and fair electoral process, now and in the future.