Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has fired back at his main opponent in the coming elections, Raila Odinga for making unfounded claims about the polls.
The president was unhappy with Odinga’s claims of a government plot to rig the elections using security forces.
Uhuru released a video on his official social media accounts on Saturday, and he had a single message together with his Deputy William Ruto who is also his running mate.
“They took us to court and we have honored all the rulings. Now they are telling us that the security services are interfering with the elections. I want to say, shame on you Mr. Odinga,” he said.
Uhuru also wondered why Raila who served as the Executive Prime Minister turned around and blame the security services.
“A former senior politician in this country now wants to drag the name of our security services that are committed to serving and protecting our borders and our people. Don’t drug them into your petty politics. I say once again, shame on you Mr. Odinga, shame on you,” he added.
Raila, who is the candidate of the opposition coalition National Super Alliance (NASA) on Friday, released documents allegedly detailing how the Uhuru’s Jubilee government is planning to rig the elections scheduled for 8th August 2017 using the military and the country’s intelligence.
“Jubilee has clearly recognized- and been so informed by NSIS (National Intelligence Security Service) that it is headed for a defeat after a disastrous four years, it has enlisted an anti-democratic plot to use loyal officers to subvert the election,” Raila said on Friday.
Still in Race
Hours after releasing the documents, a section of media houses reported that the opposition candidate was to boycott the election, which reports he denied later that day.
“The story that NASA has threatened to boycott the election is downright false. NASA is campaigning day and night to win the August 8 election. Everything points to our victory and a rejection of a failed Jubilee regime,” he said.
He also called upon Kenyans to resist any plan by the Uhuru administration to involve the army in the electoral process.
“Every person who believes in rule of law and the rights of citizens to choose their government should reject the desperation by Jubilee to the military.”
The document released in the day has even the names and contacts of military commanders allegedly meant to execute the rigging mission.