President Uhuru Kenyatta says that he is ready to be sworn in should National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate make true his threat to boycott the October 17th repeat elections.
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission announced October 17th as the date for fresh election after Supreme Court nullified President Uhuru’s re-election and ordered a repeat poll within 60 days.
Speaking during a campaign rally in Uhuru Park grounds in Nairobi on Saturday, Uhuru said that he was ready to take Oath of Office for second term.
“If he (Odinga) is not ready or doesn’t want to compete in the elections there is no problem. We will head to Kasarani and take oath of office,” President Uhuru said.
The Head of State also said that he was so aggrieved after Supreme Court ruling which overturned his re-election during the August 8th elections.
“I felt so much pain when my victory was taken away. It is like passing an exam and someone says you did not pass. I’m ready to sit the exam again,” he said.
President Kenyatta also poked holes on Raila Odinga’s plea for contributions from Kenyans to help bolster his campaigns, saying that loser governors led by former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero were diverting funds meant for projects in Nairobi to Raila's campaigns and now that he is no longer in office, their source of funds has been cut off.
Speaking at the rally, Deputy President William Ruto questioned the former Prime Minister's academic credentials, claiming this could be the reason why he said that national exams to be deferred to allow elections be held since "the students will not die if exams are postponed."