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LIVE BLOG: Final Kenya Kwanza rally at Nyayo Stadium

Kenya Kwanza holds final mega campaign rally at Nyayo Stadium

A campaign poster for Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto
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15:00

Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto had a jam-packed day of rallies as the official campaign season ahead of the 2022 elections drew to a close.

William Ruto campaigns in Maai Mahiu and Suswa in final day of campaigns
15:50

William Ruto arrives at Nyayo Stadium for final mega campaign ahead of 2022 presidential election.

Twitter post by Millicent Omanga
16:00

Kenya Kwanza candidates vying for various posts in Nairobi County address the rally. Those who spoke include: Dagoretti South MP John Kiarie, Lang'ata MP Nixon Korir, Westlands MP candidate Nelson Havi, senator seat candidate Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, Kibra candidate McDonald Mariga, Embakasi West MP George Theuri and governor candidate Johnson Sakaja.

16:23

UDA politicians and fellow Kenya Kwanza luminaries address the rally. Those who spoke include: Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot, Kandara MP Alice Wahome, Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, Dr Alfred Mutua, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Uasin Gishu Woman Rep Galdys Shollei, Ferdinand Waititu, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wa, Garissa Township MP Aden Duale, Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Speaker Justin Muturi and Mike Sonko.

Mike Sonko narrates why he defected from Azimio to Kenya Kwanza last-minute
16:40

"As Kenya Kwanza, we believe in fairness and the rule of law. When they refused to give us this venue we told them we would campaign along Harambee Avenue and did they or did they not allow us to use Nyayo Stadium? They did... We should not allow another Uhuru in Kenya again," Kenya Kwanza principal Moses Wetangula.

16:55

Tanzanian Gospel singer Solomon Mkubwa performs his hit song "Mfalme Wa Amani" setting the stage for Dr William Ruto to address the rally.

Dr William Ruto ascends to the podium to address final Kenya Kwanza rally at Nyayo Stadium
17:16

Ruto: I will not participate in anything that undermines the Constitution of Kenya... I commit that on the 9th, when the people of Kenya make their decision, as Kenya Kwanza we will respect that decision. We are democrats, we respect institutions and we believe that a peaceful Kenya is good for all of us irrespective of which side of government they are or which community they come from.

17:20

Ruto: I want to ask my brother on the other side, that when Tuesday is done, we can have a cup of tea and agree on which role you are going to play as the leader of the Opposition. I commit that - out of the love I have for this country - I will not agree to anything that goes against the Constitution. I want to ask our competitors to be measured in whatever steps they want to take so that we can all agree and Kenya can move forward.

17:27

Ruto: I want to tell my brother, President Uhuru Kenyatta, we worked together and achieved much but you chose a different path and I wish you well in retirement. I am confident you know my capacity and you have no reason to fear. I will build on what we have already done and it will be phenomenal.

17:43

Ruto: Nimemwambia ndungu yangu Bwana Kitendawili kwamba niko tayari kunywa kikombe cha chai baada ya Tuesday lakini mambo ambayo siwezi fanya ni kama yalivyofanywa miaka tano iliyopita - kuchanganya serikali na upinzani na kutengeneza kitu ambayo Wakenya hawajui.

(I've told Bwana Kitendawili that I'm ready to have a cup of tea with him after Tuesday but I will absolutely not agree to something like what happened 5 years back - merging government with the Opposition and creating something that Kenyans don't understand. I will absolutely not!)

William Ruto's full speech during final campaign rally at Nyayo Stadium
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