President Uhuru Kenyatta has cautioned National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga against making sensational claims against the military.
The Head of State said that Raila's repeated attacks on the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF), which he accused of being involved in election rigging plot, would incite Kenyans against the military.
President Uhuru lashed out at Raila, wondering if he has the capacity to lead the military as the Commander in Chief, if he was spreading falsehoods against it. “Surely, you want to be the commander of the armed forces yet you are the same one who is inciting the people against the military?” Uhuru posed.
Speaking while on a campaign trail in Laikipia County on Thursday, President Uhuru told Raila to allow the military and police to protect the country and maintain peace.
“Campaign for your votes and stop this propaganda of inciting the people or just accept that we will defeat you and let the country progress,” he said. “These people are now becoming too much. They are now waging war on our officers whose mandate is to protect all Kenyans,” President Uhuru added.
The President’s sentiments were echoed by his Deputy William Ruto who accompanied him as August 8 polls campaigns enter home stretch period.
“Kenyans want a peaceful election and that is why we should let the security apparatus to work,” Ruto said.