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BY CORRESPONDENT,NANDI,24TH SEPT 2017-Deputy president Willam Ruto has challenged Opposition leader Raila Odinga pull out of the repeat October 26 presidential election if he is not interested, instead of causing confusion among Kenyans.
Speaking during a tour of Nandi county on Sunday, Ruto said the NASA leader is free to withdraw and allow other Kenyans to elect their president without being coerced or intimidated.
“Mr Odinga has the option of pulling out of the presidential race,” he said at Kaptumo grounds, adding he is creating roadblocks because he knows he will be defeated.
His scheme, he further said, is aimed at causing confusion and chaos with a view of precipitating the formation of a coalition government.
Ruto told Opposition leaders that Kenyans will vote peacefully come election day, whether they participate or not.
“I want to tell Mr Odinga that he has no capacity to stop Kenyans from exercising their democratic right of electing leaders of their choice,” he said.
“If anyone believes in democracy, he should be prepared to respect the will of Kenyans in a free and democratic election.”
The DP claimed NASA leaders are bent on inciting Kenyans to engage in violence with a view to causing bloodshed and loss of lives so as to create room for the negotiation of a coalition government.
“These guys tell us during the day that they are not interested in a coalition government while at night thats their plan.”
Raila has said he is not interested in sharing power with Jubilee Party leader whom he has termed thieves.