BY DPPS/JOHN WERU, NAIROBI,20TH JUNE,2017-Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday 20th June refuted opposition claims his party was using the military to rig upcoming elections.
Speaking at a rally in Embakasi East in Nairobi, the deputy president instead accused the Opposition of creating “unnecessary noise” around elections to scare people from taking part.
“I hear them claim we want to rig. I want them to be ready, as everyone else is, for elections on August 8,” he told a rally organised by his Jubilee Party at Tassia Grounds.
“They always complain. They complained about (IEBC) commissioners. They complained of BVR. They complained of ballot papers. Now they are complaining the military is helping us to rig.
“They have no agenda to sell. They have no track record and they know they cannot win an election so they keep creating excuses,” Mr Ruto said.
The Deputy President was responding to claims made earlier by National Super Alliance (Nasa) Presidential candidate Raila Odinga that security agencies were helping the ruling Jubilee Party to rig elections and stay in power.
Odinga who did not give details also claimed the Jubilee Party was gaining much from illegal support from civil servants and security agencies.