ODM Delegates Urge IEBC To Summon DP Ruto


Deputy President William Ruto’s remarks which alleged that there is a possible scheme to rig the August 9 elections, have raised a lot of concerns by the ODM delegates who now want the Independent Electoral and boundaries commission, IEBC to summon him immediately he jets back in the country.

Rarieda MP, Otiende Amollo has lamented over the remarks saying, it was not in order for the deputy president to portray the country negatively during his tour.

Speaking at St. Mathews Kandaria secondary school during the launch of a school bus that was bought by the Rarieda constituency development fund, Amollo called for patriotism amongst Kenyans.

The country’s second in command has been on a 10-day tour in the US, where he has been able to meet senior government officials including the Commonwealth Secretariat and Royal Institute of International Affairs, popularly known as Chatham House.

Dr. Ruto told a democracy forum at America’s Karson Institute for Race, Peace, and Justice on Wednesday that there were attempts to choreograph President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession and ensure a predetermined outcome.

“The biggest issue that is on the ballot is the democracy of our nation and whether we truly have the opportunity to make free choices, devoid of threats, blackmail, and intimidation,” said Ruto.

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Chairman John Mbadi on the other hand, rubbished the remarks saying that they are meant to spark baseless mistrust among Kenyans in the August election results.

“William Ruto is trying to set a stage to dispute the outcome of presidential elections,” said Mbadi, 

The legislators further accused the deputy president of doublespeak, adding that whereas he (Ruto) was on record denying knowledge of the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister, Raila Odinga, he now wants Kenyans to believe him that he knows the contents of the agreement that brought about the handshake.


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