President Uhuru Kenyatta sustained his onslaught on the Judiciary yesterday, accusing it of sleeping in the same bed with the Opposition. He claimed that it was working with National Super Alliance (Nasa) to delay the poll because the Opposition was ill-prepared for the elections.
“The Judiciary should be an independent arbiter and a respected institution. It shouldn’t be held captive by partisan interests,” he said. The General Election, he said will be won on the ballot and not through litigations.
He regretted that courts have been sucked into politics to the detriment of discharging their core mandate. Kenyans, he said, were eager to vote for leaders of the choice adding that his party is against postponing the poll.
At the same time, President Uhuru told Narok residents to stay firm in Jubilee since the government has prioritised to solve issues affecting them.
Accompanied by his deputy William Ruto, he said JP has no influence over IEBC and accused Nasa of lacking agenda for the country.
“The difference between us and our competitor is that while we are dedicated to serving Kenyans and make their lives better, they are dedicated to nothing but empty rhetoric,” said the president at Narok Town Stadium where he addressed a mammoth political rally.
He told the Maasai to vote for his party for continued development in their area and announced that the government had waived Sh700 million farmers in the area owe Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC).
The Narok and Kajiado farmers loan waiver now totals Sh1.2 billion. Earlier, he addressed similar meetings at Kisiriri, Olmekenyu where he launched the construction of Olmekenyu-Ololulung’a Road, Ilmotiok and Oloolaimutia.
At Kisiriri, he launched the construction of the 68 km Narok-Mau Narok Road. He also issued title deeds to land owners for the Olokurto adjudication section in Narok North and donated a bus for Maasai Girls High school.
Ruto said Nasa was a captive of tenderprenuers who are funding its campaigns in the false hope that in the event of it winning the presidential election, they would be given government renders.