Ruto to Raila: Stop chaos, prepare for 2027 elections
President William Ruto has told Azimio leader Raila Odinga to stop planning chaos and prepare for the 2027 election.
The President pointed out that he would still defeat Raila as he did in the last election.
"I told you during the campaigns that I would defeat the Opposition leader. And I did so, fair and square," he said.
He said demonstrations won't change the fact that last year's elections were conclusively determined and he was legitimately declared President of Kenya.
The President was speaking at Rigoma in Kitutu Masaba, Nyamira County, when he kicked off a three-day visit of Kisii, Nyamira and Migori counties.
The President said institutions that have been given the mandate of determining electoral matters, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the Supreme Court, fully discharged their roles.
"It is not the supposed invented whistleblower who decides who wins elections. The institutions that have that mandate declared me duly elected President," he said.
President Ruto asked the opposition to end their destructive demonstrations and give him space to transform the country.
“I have a duty to protect the rights of all Kenyans from all threats. I have an obligation to the business owners in various parts of the country whose premises were looted and destroyed by protesters mobilized by reckless and irresponsible politicians.”
He said he is ready to work with all elected leaders, irrespective of their political affiliations, to advance the country's development agenda for the benefit of the people.