President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have sensationally claimed that the National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders have sensed defeat and now want the August 8th general election postponed.
According to the Jubilee leaders, the opposition is making calculated moves with an aim to have a coalition government between Jubilee and NASA, by ensuring that the elections did not take place as scheduled.
"NASA leaders are trying to force Kenyans to allow them join the Government through the backdoor just as they did during the Grand Coalition government whereby they forced retired President Mwai Kibaki to share power with them." President Uhuru said.
He added, "But we are telling them that the Constitution states clearly that the general election must be held on second week of August this year,"
The head of state vowed that the elections will take place as scheduled, saying that he will not allow the attempts by the opposition. "For long my deputy and I have yielded to numerous demands by the opposition on how the electoral body should be reformed. They called for the disbandment of the IEBC, we gave in. They then went to court over the biometric Voter Register (BVR), we never opposed and now they have fresh demands on the printing of ballot papers, which we are ready to let them decide on who will print them," said the President.
Uhuru was speaking in Kericho County on Thursday where he pitched tent to sell his re-election agenda, accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto and several leaders from the region.