President Uhuru Kenyatta has accused his nemesis Raila Odinga of sabotaging the economy of the country by calling for anti-Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) demonstrations.
The head of state said that the National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate was hiding behind electoral reforms to call for protests aimed at sabotaging the economy.
Addressing a series of campaign rallies in Meru county on Friday, President Uhuru condemned the opposition protests in the country, which transformed to looting spree in some parts of the country like Kisumu.
“They are free to demonstrate, but the looting experienced in Kisumu is unacceptable,".
"By making noise every day, Nasa is sabotaging the economy. Do not let the personal interests defeat the interests of Kenyans. Mr (Raila) Odinga should own up and campaign like we are doing,” he said.
On his part, Deputy President William Ruto said that the demos by the opposition outfit exposed their candidate's fear of losing to Jubilee im the repeat poll ordered by the Supreme Court.
“Mr Odinga is busy planning demonstrations to sabotage the economy. We are ready for the election,".
"We won by a margin of [about] 1.4 million but on the repeat election, we will win by four million votes,” the DP said, challenging Nasa team to stop the protests and prepare for the upcoming poll.
He lashed out at Raila for placing all types of road blocks in order to derail the fresh election and call for a coalition government.
“If you are opposed to everything about the election, you are not a democrat of any kind. That is dictatorship. If Mr Odinga is a democrat, he should face us in the election where the will of the people is expressed,” he said.