President Uhuru Kenyatta says that Jubilee is ready for next week's repeat presidential election and ruled out possibilities of entering in dialogue with National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga.
Speaking during campaign rallies in Trans Nzoia, Baringo and Laikipia counties on Wednesday, the head of state dismissed Raila's calls to discuss changes in the electoral commission.
Uhuru said the former Prime Minister should stop giving demands since he has withdrawn from the presidential race.
“We are ready for the election set for October 26 and I will not hold talks with anyone,” President Uhuru said.
“The only talks I will hold are with the people of Kenya, going to the voters to ask for votes. The IEBC (Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has been supported by taxpayers with Sh12 billion and their job is to organise elections and not to hold dialogue with anyone,” he said.
The President added: “I heard that they (opposition) want to have talks with me. I have no time for such talks. If Raila is not ready to vote on October 26, then he can go and sleep in his house and leave alone Kenyans who are ready to exercise their democratic rights.”
President Uhuru further warned the opposition that attempts to disrupt Thursday's vote will be met with full force of law.
“Anyone who will attempt to disrupt the election or beat election officials will be dealt with regardless of their position. You cannot stop a democratic process.”
He added: “We cannot allow a few individuals to destroy our country.”
This comes after IEBC officials were attacked in Nyanza while attending a training session, with President Uhuru accusing Raila of instigating the attacks.
“Mr Odinga, we have respected your decision to keep off the election. Why do you think you have a right to deny Kenyans a chance to vote?” he asked.