Judy Akuma @PeopleDailyKe
President Uhuru Kenyatta has rubbished claims by his main opponent that he will not concede defeat should he lose in the August 8 General Election.
The President, instead challenged the National Super Alliance (NASA) chief Raila Odinga to publicly declare whether he was willing to accept defeat should he lose in a fair contest.
In a statement, State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu termed the allegations by Raila as baseless and mischievous saying that the President has repeatedly reassured Kenyans and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of his commitment to elections by publicly declaring that he will accept the outcome of the election.
“The President has publicly, unequivocally committed to accepting election results. The President has committed to peaceful, free, fair, transparent and credible elections hence we would like to categorically state that the groundless claims that there is a strategy in place to manipulate the elections amounts to an inciteful and reckless conspiracy that jeopardises vital public faith in our institutions and democratic processes,” he stated.
Esipisu noted that, while the President has been campaigning across the country for his re–election to retain leadership and continue transforming Kenya, his opponent and his cronies continue to work hard to attempt to derail preparations for the August 8th elections. Meanwhile, Raila has said that a regime change is the only way to ensure equality and justice among all Kenyans.
Speaking during the launch of the National Victims and Survivors Network Manifesto (NVSN) at a Nairobi hotel yesterday, he assured the victims that he will immediately implement the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) report and ensure justice is served to the victims and survivors of historical injustices should he take over power come August 8.