Opposition Chief Raila Odinga has sensationally claimed that President Uhuru is planning to cling on power by extending the presidential term limit as well as the security of tenure enjoyed by judges.
Addressing supporters in a rally in Nairobi’s Embakasi area in company of his co-principals Mr Kalonzo Musyoka and Mr Musalia Mudavadi and a host of Nasa MPs, the National Super Alliance Presidential candidate further alleged that the Jubilee government was scheming to scrap the use of technology in the elections.
Raila said that technology enabled them to detect malpractices in the electoral system “that jubilee now wants to do away with.”
“We know what President Uhuru is planning, to be a life president. They want the Jubilee compliant judges and governors so that they can have their way. They even sponsored petitions against non-compliant governors. Uhuru is in office by fraud and not by the mandate of the people of Kenya,” Raila said on Sunday.
The former Prime Minister noted that Jubilee is planning to use its "fake" majority in Parliament to amend the Constitution and allow Uhuru to rule for more terms. He further reminded President Kenyatta that respect for the Judiciary and other government institutions is not a choice but a requirement.
“Kenya does not belong to you. You can’t be a leader without the mandate of the people. The kind of anger you are exhibiting against government institutions means nothing. You cannot scare Kenyans by that kind of rage. If anything, Kenyans are more aggrieved than you because you attempted to steal their will,” he said.
He also took a swipe at the re-emergence of State House delegations and “high” level sycophancy in the Jubilee government, saying it reminiscent of the KANU regime, started by founding president, the late Jomo Kenyatta and perfected by retired President Daniel arap Moi.
On his part, Raila's running mate Kalonzo Musyoka hit out at local and foreign observers in the August 8th polls saying they did not understand their job.
Musyoka said that Nasa was vindicated when some of the foreign observers like John Kerry, who led a team of Jimmy Carter Foundation have already apologised to the Nasa leadership.
“The observers thought that because the turnout was good and the voting peaceful, the same applied to the results transmission. This was until the Supreme Court delivered its verdict that they realised that there was a problem with the transmission,” Musyoka said.
Nasa presidential chief campaigner Musalia Mudavadi said that the coalition will not relent in its call for a free and fair repeat poll.
“What we want is uchaguzi bora (proper elections) not bora uchaguzi (elections for the sake of it) as our Jubilee friends would tell us. Proper elections will start with the removal of the complicit individuals at IEBC, who conspired with Jubilee to bungle the will of the people,” Mudavadi said.