August 9

Ruto pleads with Uhuru not to ‘postpone’ elections

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 16:14 | By
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President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at a past function. PHOTO/File

Deputy President William Ruto has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure the August elections are not postponed.

Speaking in Kitengela, Ruto pleaded with the president to instead ensure the country delivers credible elections.

"I urge President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure the August polls are credible. We cannot afford to postpone elections," Ruto pleaded.

Without expanding further, Ruto said IEBC should be given an ample environment to conduct free and fair elections and let the people's will prevail.

Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO/DPPS

The presidential hopeful was accompanied by his deputy Rigathi Gachagua, Musalia Mudavadi(ANC), Moses Wetangula(Ford Kenya) Moses Kuria (Chama Cha Kazi) and Kajiado Kenya Kwanza allied leaders.

Ruto emphasized that his coalition will deliver Kenyans from poverty occasioned by the high cost of living.

On their part, Mudavadi and Wetangula accused the President of alleged interference with the forthcoming polls claiming he wants to force Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Kenyans.

"Mr. President stop this game, stop harassing IEBC officials. The agencies harassing IEBC officials should instead give us a report on the state of Chris Musando's killers," Mudavadi said.

Wetangula asked the Head of State to instead retire in peace and stop involving himself in his succession politics.

"The President has captured the independence of the police. He is now using police to intimidate IEBC officials. I want to urge Chebukati not to be intimidated whatsoever," Wetangula said.

The Kenya Kwanza brigade addressed residents of Kitengela and Namanga respectively.

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