Deputy President William Ruto has trashed the opposition’s demands on the repeat presidential election.
While addressing delegates from the Maa Community at State House, DP Ruto said no one has the authority to interfere with the right of Kenyans to exercise their democratic will.
“Our competitors should stop telling us that there will be no election. Who else has powers and authority to tell Kenyans that they cannot exercise their constitutional right?” asked the Deputy President.
“We must all follow the law for the country to progress,” the Deputy President said.
He told off the opposition leaders, saying they should not take Jubilee for granted thinking that its leaders are weak just because they have accepted to abide by the law.
The DP said Kenyans will not allow individuals to continue using unconstitutional means to interfere with independent organizations.
“The opposition used unconstitutional means to remove Samuel Kivuitu from office, a similar method was used to remove Isaac Hassan from office and now they want to use unconstitutional means to remove the IEBC secretariat. This will not be allowed,” said the Deputy President.
The Deputy President said Jubilee agreed to accept the Supreme Court ruling so as to abide by the rule of law but that should not be misconstrued to mean that the party is weak or its members are stupid.
“As Kenyans, we have agreed to follow the Constitution. Not because we are weak but because we love peace and respect the Constitution,” said DP Ruto.
The State House meeting saw a 8,000-strong member delegation from Narok County received to the ruling side where former gubernatorial candidate Patrick ole Ntutu and 10 MCAs pledged full support for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election campaign.
Mr. Ole Ntutu said he decided to concede defeat for the sake of unity and peace in Narok County so as to allow the residents to continue with their development programmes.
He thanked the President for initiating several development projects in Narok county which would ensure prosperity for the residents.
All Narok leaders assured the President that they will conduct door to door campaigns with the aim of delivering over 90 per cent votes to Jubilee in the repeat election.
Narok Governor Samuel Ole Tunai said the leaders – both elected and those who lost in the August election – agreed to work together for the sake of the reelection of President Kenyatta.
“All those who won electoral seats both at county and national Assemblies have agreed to work together to ensure you win the seat,” the Narok Governor assured President Kenyatta.
“We are determined to make sure you get over 90 per cent of the Narok votes,” Governor Tunai said.
Other speakers included MPs Soipan Tuya (Women Rep), Korei Lemein (Narok South), Lemanken Aramat (Narok East) and Gabriel Ole Tongoyo among others.