Uhuru issues new demand to Raila

The demand comes with just 26 days to the Elections

Through the State House Spokesman, the president has urged the opposition to declare that they will accept defeat should they lose in August 8 General elections.

State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu said NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga and others challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta must pledge acceptance of the results to assist in delivering a peaceful, transparent and timely vote next month.

Manoah was responding to early statements made by Raila that Jubilee was planning to reject the elections results.

Raila said the recent outbursts by President Uhuru Kenyatta directed at the Judiciary indicated that the incumbent was not ready to accept defeat.

“We are surprised and shocked at the baseless and laughable allegations made by one of the President’s challengers on July 11, 2017.” Said Esipisu

According to Esipisu, Common sense dictates that there is no bigger interference on the independence of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) than that of dictating how, when and where they run their affairs.

State House spokesman cautioned that claims by opposition leaders that there is a plan to manipulate the elections are inciting and are likely to jeopardise the confidence Kenyans have in the electoral commission.

The former Prime Minister had claimed that the government had assembled a security team to rig the elections adding that Mr Kenyatta should promise Kenyans that he will hand over power peacefully if he loses the presidential election next month.


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