President Uhuru Kenyatta has told his nemesis Raila Odinga that attempts to force a caretaker government will crumble and that he will remain in power until another president is elected and sworn in.
The Head of State expressed confidence that he will again emerge victorious in the October 26th repeat presidential election.
He maintained that the fresh poll will be continue as scheduled, adding that the Orange Party leader did not have the power to stop an election.
“We will not accept a Grand Coalition Government. It will never happen, Raila should just be ready for defeat,” said the President while addressing leaders drawn from Kakamega, Bungoma, Vihiga and Busia counties at Kakamega Approved School grounds, on Saturday.
He insisted that there will be no lacuna even if the October election is not held, saying that he will remain the President until another takes oath of office.
“I will continue to serve as the president until a new president is elected and sworn in. There is nothing like care taker Government,” he said.
He said the opposition outfit eas not ready for the election as they feared an assured defeat on the ballot.
“He is insisting that he wants changes at the electoral agency before participating in the elections, we have forwarded the reforms as directed by the Supreme Court to the National Assembly but now he is opposing the changes,” Kenyatta said.
He also claimed that Raila was frustrated by the refusal by Jubilee to reject Supreme Court verdict, since he expected them not to accept the ruling and throw the country into a disarray.
“He wanted to trigger violence but we were keen and respected the ruling. Our interest is to have peace and unity in this country. Our agenda is to unite Kenyans not bloodshed,” he said.
“We should unite all Kenyans and not engage into divisive politics. I appreciate the votes I got from this region. You did commendable work, kindly turn out in large numbers and vote for me again in the repeat election. IEBC did not commit any offense and we are sure of a win,” he said.
Deputy President William Ruto said the proposed amendments on electoral laws being fronted by Jubilee were progressive, contrary to claims by Nasa.
“The electoral amendments are meant to deal with mischief during elections. Raila does not want such reforms yet he is busy calling for changes. The changes can only be done through the right channels not by going to the streets,” said Ruto.
He added: “Our agenda is to unite all Kenyans. We want to develop all parts of this nation. We request you to support us during the repeat election,” he said.