Opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential running mate Kalonzo Musyoka indicated that the coalition is ready to reduce its 11 demands on IEBC to two.
The Wiper Democratic Movement party leader said that he is ready to persuade Nasa to participate in the repeat election if the electoral commission agrees to send home Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba and if the ruling Jubilee drops the proposed amendments to the electoral laws.
Speaking in an Interview, the former Vice President said Nasa would consider taking part in the fresh poll ordered by the Supreme Court ic the two demands are met.
“If Chebukati sacks Chiloba today and President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy drop their mischievous Election Laws Amendment Bill currently executed on their behalf in Parliament, I will request Raila that we teach Jubilee a lesson in the repeat polls,” Kalonzo told the Standard in the interview.
He said that there is no way President Uhuru and his deputy can beat Raila in a free and fair election.
“This fellows (Kenyatta and Ruto) are easy to beat in a credible poll. They can go on buying people at State House but we will floor them, let us have a level playing field and we will humiliate them, Kenyans are tired with them,” he said.
Nasa has presented 11 demands to the electoral commission that wants met before the October 26th election is conducted, failure to which, they threatened there will be no elections.
NASA has demanded for the sacking of 11 IEBC officials including Chiloba (Commission Secretary and CEO); Betty Nyabuto, James Muhati, Immaculate Kassait, Praxedes Tororey, Director Legal and Public Affairs, who has since retired and Moses Kipkogey among other.
Kalonzo dismissed claims by Jubilee that Nasa was trying to derail the repeat poll, and instead said that it was Jubilee which was out to block the election.
“When you withdraw the security of a presidential candidate and his deputy during the campaign period and introduce malicious amendments to election laws, this clearly shows that they are trying to frustrate the election process,” he observed.
“The situation is such that Kenyatta and Ruto must pray for us that no one is hurt, because there will be no elections, in essence we are joined together in brotherhood and therefore it will be in their interest that instead of reducing they would have increased our security,” he said.
“Such threats easily harden our positions that the field is not level to participate in the polls, they add no value, you cannot intimidate Raila and it is futile, it is defeatist,” Kalonzo said.
“Our supporters are our security, we feel safe when we mingle with them,” he noted.