President Uhuru Kenyatta on has expressed confident that he will trounce National Super Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga in the repeat presidential poll scheduled for October 17th, maintaining that he won fairly in the nullified election.
Speaking during his campaign tour to three counties on Thursday, the head of state said that Jubilee administration’s development record endeared him to many voters.
Uhuru faulted the Supreme Court for overturning his victory, saying the best way the apex court would have handled the matter was through a recount rather than a fresh election.
“We would have called for a recount of votes to show them that we beat them hands down but there is no need. Let’s face each other in the ballot again,” said President Uhuru.
“I humbly ask you people to support and vote for me and the Jubilee government. This is a government that will serve you better than the opposition, which has nothing to offer,” he added.
Speaking in Bungoma County, the President cited key factories including Nzoia Sugar Factory and Webuye Pan Paper Mills that he helped revive, noting that created over 1,000 employment opportunities for the youths from the county.
“Apart from creating employment, farmers supplying cane to Nzoia Sugar Factory have been paid their dues following our intervention,” President Uhuru said.
“We defeated them in every area. We have the majority leadership in the Senate, National Assembly and county assemblies. They won’t beat us. We are confident of beating them hands down,” he said.
Deputy President William Ruto wondered why the opposition leaders had no faith in the electoral commission “and yet MPs, governors and MCAs from Nasa, whose elections were managed by the same body, have been sworn in”.
“We have Nasa MPs, governors and MCAs who were elected and it was IEBC that managed the elections. Why are they now saying they have no faith in the same body that made them who they are now? They should resign and seek a fresh mandate from the electorate if they have no faith in the commission,” said the DP.