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BY JOHN WERU/PSCU,15TH OCT 2017-Jubilee leaders on Sunday took their re-election campaign to Nyahururu in Laikipia county insisting that there will be no dialogue with NASA on the elections standoff .
President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing supporters in Nyahururu town said the choice of president will be made by Kenyans, not through talks mediated by foreigners.
“We accepted to have a repeat poll despite the fact that we won. We will not be pushed to sit and talk with someone whose main need is to just clinch power,” Uhuru said.
Uhuru accused NASA leader “for rejecting the will of the people and being driven by the desire to take power through the back door”.
The President said Raila is seeking help abroad instead of accepting the people’s wish.
“Kenya does not have any problem because all problems are caused by one man called Raila Amollo Odinga,” he told Jubilee Party supporters.
“You cannot lead demonstrations where property is destroyed, people attacked and police stations stoned and then start crying foul. We will take action against any such behavour.”
Earlier on Sunday , leaders under the Mt Kenya caucus addressing the press at a Nairobi hotel asked the two politicians to hold talks to ease tension before the repeat vote on October 26.
The leaders who included former governor William Kabogo .Martha Karua.Kabando wakabando among others said on Sunday that dialogue will address the escalating legislative, judicial and public protests surrounding IEBC’s handling of the fresh presidential election.
Ruto reiterated there will be no talks for NASA and Jubilee to share power as was the case in 2007 when Raila disputed the election of Mwai Kibaki.
Ruto urged acting Interior CS Fred Matiangi to ensure peace for all Kenyans amid demonstrations by Opposition supporters.
“We are calling on Matiang’i to ensure nobody is hurt or property destroyed by protesters in any part of the country. Anyone found culpable must face the wrath of the law.”
Earlier on in the day , the DP said the government will not permit instability disguised as demonstrations with the aim of pushing a political agenda.
Ruto said the country will hold elections on October 26 as stipulated in the constitution and dismissed the Opposition threat for a boycott.
“If it were up to us we would have sworn-in the President because he won the election. If it were up to our competitors we would have formed a coalition government,” he said
“But we have to respect the constitution. The constitution stipulates that if elections are nullified we have to hold fresh elections in 60 days.”