Forget about coalition gov’t in August – Ndindi Nyoro tells Raila
Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro has said there will be no handshake or coalition government between Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga and UDA's William Ruto should the latter win the August polls.
Nyoro said he is confident that Ruto will win the elections and form the next government.
Speaking in Kiharu, the MP, who is a staunch supporter of the deputy president, also urged Odinga to be ready to accept the outcome of the poll slated for August 9.
"I want to make it very clear to Odinga that we shall not have another handshake or coalition government if that is what he is anticipating," Nyoro said.
"I am sure Ruto is winning this seat by a landslide and we shall be sending Odinga back to his rural home," he added.
The vocal legislator noted that the Kenya Kwanza alliance is aware of the tactics being deployed by the Azimio coalition to lay grounds for disputing the election results in August.
"Every day the coalition has been talking ill of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) implying that it might not be able to conduct a credible election," he noted.
"We in Kenya Kwanza have confidence in the IEBC and we are ready to go for the election at the slated date."
He urged Odinga and his camp to respect the independence of the electoral body as stipulated in the constitution.
"Odinga team is claiming that it will not go to the elections without the manual register, but we are telling them they can keep off and we shall participate in the poll," Nyoro stated.
Ndindi Nyoro dismisses opinion polls
The MP claimed that the Azimio faction has been conducting and publishing fake opinion polls insinuating that Odinga is the most preferred presidential candidate.
He alleged the polls are misleading and should be ignored.
"They have perfected that art of coming up with fake opinion polls every time we have elections to show he is on the lead but when the votes are cast the results are different," he remarked.
"The actual poll shall be conducted by the electorate on 9 August and the outcome shall reveal the truth."
He also said the turnout of the voters in Mt Kenya shall be higher than in 2017, insisting Ruto shall get more votes than what President Uhuru Kenyatta garnered in the poll.