A section of Jubilee MPs have asked the international community not to support interventions to end the current political impasse outside the limits set by the Constitution.

In a letter to representatives of the European Union, its member states, Britain, the United Nations, the United States of America, the African Union and African countries, the 12 MPs asked the envoys not to believe the insinuation that there is going to be a constitutional crisis.


They said the announcement by National Super Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga that he had withdrawn from the October 26 election was meant to avoid a loss and to cause instability.

“We respectfully ask you, as our international partners, not to be party to this subversion of Kenya’s constitutional order, at the very least.

“However, we wish you went further and called wrong that which is wrong, by demanding that Raila Odinga stop grandstanding and trying to subvert the law to achieve his own personal and selfish political needs,” the MPs said in the letter.

The MPs told the envoys that the opposition prefers to have the current political uncertainty and confusion.

“In withdrawing and then calling for heightened violent mass protests and then travelling to capitals of devolved countries, Raila Odinga seeks to manipulate the international community into pushing Kenya into discussions on extra-constitutional solutions to the problems that he is deliberately creating, to benefit him,” the MPs said.

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