Trump's administration takes action after Raila and Uhuru disagree on repeat polls
US President Donald Trump’s administration has taken action over the disagreement between Presidential candidates Uhuru kenyatta and Raila Odinga...
The move was necessitated after Kenyatta and Odinga seemed to disagree on some issues pertaining the repeat polls.The former Prime Minister has maintained the IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba must resign and is pushing for the date of the election to be changed so that all issues of concern can be addressed.On the other hand, Kenyatta has stated that elections will be held on the scheduled date as set by the electoral body and will not be changed.
A senior official in President Donald Trump’s administration has warned both candidates that the world is watching.Through, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US government’s Bureau of African Affairs Donald Yamamoto, mentioned that US would not take their eyes off Kenya, the Nation reports. Yamamoto is pushing for both candidates to hold talks and iron out the issues of contention ahead of the repeat polls.
"Kenya’s on — probably on — the threshold of a great election on October 17, but it’s the issues that we need to focus on and work with ... the eyes of the world and the US government are on you, on Kenya."We’re not going to take our eyes away from it (Kenya). Kenya matters. If our largest embassy is in Nairobi, Kenya, that means we have a stake in that country, and Africa has a stake, and this government’s looking at where the trend lines will go after October 17,” Mr Yamamoto stated.The latest development comes after NASA initiated a campaign across the country to have IEBC officials exit office.
At the same time, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has exuded confidence that he would hold a meeting with both NASA and Jubilee on Wednesday and reach an agreement ahead of the fresh presidential election.
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