Raila Odinga accuses Uhuru Kenyatta of buying off his supporters

The chess match between Kenya's two biggest parties continues

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Party of setting up a fund to facilitate defections.

Speaking at a press conference in Nairobi ahead of his departure to the United Kingdom,where he is expected to speak at Chatham House, Raila Odinga asked his supporters not to be fazed by the defections.

"We are aware that the Jubilee Party has set up a defectors’ fund to finance the buying of leaders and losers and create the impression that there is an exodus from NASA" .

Odinga's bid to win the re-run of the Kenyan election scheduled for Ocober 26  has suffered huge hits due to the defections of some of his most visible supporters and allies from the first round of the election.

Ex Bomet governor, Isaac Rutto, former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar, former governors John Mruttu (Taita-Taveta), Moses Akaranga (Vihiga), and PNU leader Peter Munya have all agreed to back Uhuru Kenyatta in the run-off.

The buildup to the run-off has been chaotic with NASA supporters still engaged in demonstrations across the country to force the resignation of the CEO of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC),Ezra Chiloba and others to resign before the vote.

The continuing violence escalated on Monday when a vehicle ran through protesters in the capital, killing one person and injuring several others.


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