President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned opposition leader Raila Odinga to stop issuing statements that could ignite violence and instead sell his agenda to Kenyans.
The head of state said it was unfortunate that the former Prime Minister had resorted to using all manner of excuses to cause confusion ahead of upcoming elections instead of preaching peace.
He rubbished Raila's claims that the government was planning to deploy the military to cause violence, terming the allegation baseless and a sign of panic from people who had sensed defeat.
“They keep on claiming that we want to use police, we want to use military to cause violence…I tell Kenyans one thing, I took an oath to protect all citizens and to maintain peace in the Republic of Kenya. I trust in God and I don’t intend to use any person to disrupt peace in the country,” the President said.
Speaking on Sunday in Embu County, Uhuru called on residents to turn out to the last man to participate in the coming polls and vote for Jubilee.
“I tell my friend (Raila) to preach peace and unity instead of making baseless statements that have no benefit to Kenyans. He should look for policies to sell to Kenyans not threats and dragging the military into politics,” President Kenyatta said.
“Our focus is to build on the foundation we have laid in the last four-and-a-half years and to continue spreading the benefits of development we have implement in an all-inclusive, ensuring no Kenyan is left out,” President Kenyatta said.
“We should remain united and rally our support behind Jubilee so that the development we are implementing in this area will not continue,” President Kenyatta added.
“On August 8th, the choice will be between Jubilee’s industrial agenda anchored on construction of SGR, roads, energy, provision of internship programme and construction of technical training institutes that will ensure employment of 6.5 million youths and the opposition which has no development agenda,” said the Deputy President William Ruto who accompanied Uhuru to Embu.