DP Ruto Pleads with Raila to Participate in the Repeat Presidential Election

Deputy President William Ruto was on Sunday forced to plead with the NASA team..

The DP spoke on Sunday, a few hours after Odinga had left the country for an international trip that will see him visit the United States and the United Kingdom for an unknown period of time.

The NASA leader had also cancelled critical rallies at the Coast, further fuelling suspicion on what the Opposition was up to.

While Ruto has consistently chided and ridiculed the NASA coalition, his tone on Sunday was markedly differed and appeared to invite the former Prime Minister for dialogue.

“We want peace. We don’t want chaos and violence. Demonstrations will not solve our problems. If they are true democrats, they should peacefully agree to participate in the elections so Kenyans can make a decision. As it is now, they are trying to run away from the election.

“We want to ask them, let them be honorable and face President Kenyatta on the ballot or they should not have an alternative of making our country ungovernable because that’s not acceptable,” Ruto stated.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s team has been on a conceited effort to change the election laws with the intention of discouraging the Opposition leader of sabotaging the repeat election scheduled for October 26.

According to the Supreme Court interpretation of a repeat election, the entire repeat election should be nullified in the event that any of the two candidates either dies or formally withdraws from the election.

The Jubilee MPs, however, have brought in a law that seeks to overturn the Supreme Court’s interpretation by requiring that the remaining candidate will be declared president in the event that one of the two participating candidates withdraws.


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