Opposition leader Raila Odinga says that they have now dumped the "no reforms, no election calls to adopt "October, no election" slogan following the revelation by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson that the commission cannot guarantee a credible election.
Addressing a rally at Kamukunji Grounds in Nairobi on Wednesday, said that there will be no elections and promised to stage "mother of all demonstrations" on October 26th election date countrywide.
“ Chebukati's statement today confirms that IEBC takes instructions from State house. Today we are changing our call from no reforms, no elections to October, no elections,” said Odinga.
Raila further called for dialogue saying “we must sit down and negotiate” as the current political environment is not conducive for an election to be held.
The National Super Alliance (NASA) leader added the exit of IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe proved that the commission was receiving instructions from State House.
Raila remarks comes after President Uhuru warned to stern action against those planning to disrupt next Thursday's election.
Addressing a rally in Nanyuki on Wednesday, President Uhuru said the government would not tolerate such crimes, citing attacks met on election officials during a training in Nyanza region this week.
"Whoever will try to stop the elections, by attacking IEBC officials, firm action will be taken against them. We cannot allow a few individuals to destroy our country,” he said.
He continued; "We are telling Raila you have a right to boycott the election but Kenyans have a right to vote," said President Kenyatta.
"Why do you think you have a right to stop Kenyans from exercising their democratic right?" posed the President.