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Nasa out to cause chaos, dispute poll outcome, says DP


Deputy President William Ruto has accused the National Super Alliance (Nasa) leaders of plotting to cause chaos on the voting day and reject the outcome of poll. He said Nasa’s call to its supporters to jam the polling stations was well choreographed to cause tension with security agencies and cause chaos.

Ruto said the government is aware that causing chaos is the final strategy the Opposition is adopting after failing to win the support of majority of Kenyans.

He said the Opposition leaders were inciting their supporters, saying that is why they are opposed to presence of security in polling stations despite the electoral commission providing rules of how many agents each candidate is expected to have.

Sensing defeat Ruto said the Opposition has already sensed defeat and now wants to cause chaos with the intention of contesting the outcome of the polls. The Deputy President said the accusations against the military was far fetched and meant to incite its followers to rise up and cause chaos.

Ruto said after the plan by Nasa to postpone elections through courts had failed they were on a drive to sabotage the polls. “It is common knowledge that the Opposition has sensed defeat and that’s why it is planning to cause chaos now that the courts have affirmed the elections will be on August 8,” he said.

Cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa (Water and Irrigation), MPs Moses Cheboi (Kuresoi North), Liza Chelule (Nominated), Arthur Odera (Teso North) and Jubilee candidates for Nakuru governor and senator seats Lee Kinyanjui and Susan Kihika accompanied him.

Ruto, who was on a campaign tour of Kuresoi, Rongai, Likuyani and Amagoro in Nakuru, Kakamega and Busia counties respectively, said the election date is Constitutionally fixed at August 8. “Our security agencies should not be intimidated. They should be firm and play their role in ensuring every Kenyan votes without intimidation,” he added.

Wamalwa said Nasa leaders were not ready for the August poll and were using courts to postpone the elections. He lauded the Court of Appeal for taking a firm stand on the election day as stipulated in the Constitution.

Cheboi said voters in Nakuru have resolved to support Jubilee because of development projects it has initiated for the people. “Kenyans are grateful that Jubilee has initiated projects that have direct impact on their lives. That’s why they will not be misled to support those in Opposition,” he said.

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