President Uhuru Kenyatta has lashed out at National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga for linking the army to election rigging plot.
The Head of State said that Kenyans will go to polls on August 8th despite threats by the opposition to boycott the elections earlier on Friday.
Uhuru said that Raila had sensed defeat and is now inventing all manner of excuses to discredit the outcome of the upcoming elections.
He dismissed claims made by NASA in a press briefing on Friday that the government is deploying military officers to ensure that President Uhuru retains power in next month's polls.
“We have no experience of planning coups. Kenyans know the master of coups; those who have used the army before to try to get power. We respect our military and its mandate is well known,” said President Kenyatta.
Speaking in a public rally at Kapsabet showground in Nandi County, President Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto said that elections will go on because it is a democratic right for Kenyans and the Opposition cannot stop it.
“We cannot allow the good name of our military whose image is well known all over the world to be tarnished because of politics. This is why we say to Mr Odinga, shame on you,” said Kenyatta.
“Our security officers are the ones who are protecting our borders and even giving you security and then someone wants to drag them into his dirty politics. I say once again Mr Odinga: shame on you,” added President Kenyatta.
“Our friends have become professional complainers, and masters of blame game and deceit. They want to blame everything on everybody,” Deputy President William Ruto said.