KDF boss sends rare warning message to Raila’s team

The military boss was reacting to a call by Odinga to have massive protests on election day.

Mwathethe raised issue with the statement by some of Odinga’s allies that there would be no election in some of their strongholds.

The KDF boss stated that every Kenyan must be allowed to vote and that those who do not wish to vote should stay away from the process.

Odinga had mentioned that he would lead Opposition supporters in staging mega demonstrations on Thursday when the repeat elections are scheduled to take place.

"Everybody has a right to vote or not vote. Those who would like to vote should go, those who do not should remain at home. The day will pass and Kenya will continue," Mwathethe stated.

The military boss also faulted the secession talk fronted by a section of NASA leaders, adding that such plans could plunge the entire country into war.

Mwathethe gave examples of countries he had visited in his long military career where civil war broke as a result of divisive talk by politicians.

“In Iraq, for example, I saw a big mass grave that had many bodies bundled together. I do not want to witness that, let us respect each other,’’ he remarked.

The KDF general spoke on Saturday during the burial ceremony of Assistant Superintendent of Police Grace Gathoni Mung’aro, a sister to Jubilee politician Gideon Mung’aro at Dabaso in Kilifi county.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

LIVE: Results from Kenya's 2022 elections

LIVE: Results from Kenya's 2022 elections

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

LIVE: Presidential election results

LIVE: Presidential election results

New governors-elect in 42 counties, confirmed by IEBC [LIST]

New governors-elect in 42 counties, confirmed by IEBC [LIST]

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Machakos billionaire buys 680 Hotel in Nairobi

Machakos billionaire buys 680 Hotel in Nairobi

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Ne-Yo speaks out after wife Crystal announced end of their 8-year marriage

Ne-Yo speaks out after wife Crystal announced end of their 8-year marriage