National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga yesterday traversed Ukambani region leading the residents in a declaration to keep off from Thursday repeat presidential elections.
Accompanied by Opposition leaders Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetang’ula, Johnson Muthama, governors Hassan Joho and Charity Ngilu and a host of Kitui Wiper legislators, Raila told a rally at Kitui bus stage that Kenyans have made a resolve to send President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy President William Ruto home and the only remaining option is to boycott the coming elections they termed as illegal.
The leaders held three meetings in the three counties of Kitui, Machakos before converging at Makindu market in Makueni county. In the Kitui meeting, Raila claimed that he won the August 8 elections according to ICT experts hired by Nasa after IEBC refused to open its servers as directed by the Supreme Court.
“After the electoral body refused to open its servers for scrutiny, we went ahead and hired experts who revealed a total mess where Jubilee chief agent interfered with the figures to give Kenyatta victory,’’ he said.
He said the current staff in the IEBC cannot be trusted to conduct a creditable elections as most of them including some commissioners have already been compromised adding that recent resignation of one of the commissioners is telling.
Mudavadi asked security chiefs to order the police to work with restraint tomorrow asserting that excessive force will fuel the increasing tension in the country.
“Holding demonstration is a democratic right and will be wrong for Jubilee to use militia like goons to attack Nasa supporters who may be forced to go to the streets to air their grievances,’’ said the Amani leader.