Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju
BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH MAY 2017-NASA principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Raila Odinga have been warned against threat to boycott August elections a move that could plunge the country into turmoil.
Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju on Tuesday said utterances by Nasa flagbearer Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka should not be taken lightly.
Speaking at the party’s headquarters in Nairobi, Mr Tuju said such threats amount to incitement.
“That a former Prime Minister and a former Vice President are demonstrating flagrant disregard for the rule of law, hinting at mass action, is irresponsible and dangerous, and seriously undermines public and investor confidence in our country,” he said, referring to Mr Odinga and Mr Musyoka respectively.
During a public rally in Nakuru on Sunday, the two had reiterated that NASA would keep off boycott the polls should the Court of Appeal reverse High Court decision that presidential results announced at the constituency level are final.\
The Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission filed the appeal.
Mr Tuju said Jubilee would respect the decision of the appellate court even if it upholds the lower court’s decision.
Meanwhile, he dismissed a report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, which criticized the manner in which party primaries were held.
The party boss termed the report as “hogwash” and “statistically insignificant”.