In Summary
  • Odinga maintained that Nasa beat Jubilee in August polls and they are ready to repeat the same in a free and fair contest.
  • Governor Rasanga said the elections in August were not free and fair and wondered why the IEBC was hesitant to open its servers.

Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga declared there would be no election on October 26 should the electoral agency fail to address their conditions, which they have labelled as irreducible minimums.

Mr Odinga said he will not let Kenyans participate in another election that will be bungled by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission as presently constituted.

Speaking at Sihai village on Saturday during the funeral of Maurice Odhiambo, a former internal auditor and risk manager at KenGen, the Nasa principal also renewed his calls for the removal of IEBC chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba, among other individuals at the electoral commission.

AL-GHURAIR

Mr Odinga said Mr Chiloba, together with other officials who bungled the August 8 elections, must be out of the poll body since they cannot be trusted to conduct a credible election.

He however asked Jubilee not to confuse his directive on election to poll boycott.

He also called for the revocation of the tenders to ICT firm OT-Morpho and Al-Ghurair printing company for participating in the rigging of the recent elections in favour of Jubilee.

“I am not against the elections but I am only calling for a level playing ground where Kenyans will have faith and embrace the outcome of the election,” he said.

REFORMS

He was accompanied by Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga, senators James Orengo (Siaya), Fred Outa (Kisumu) and MPs Chris Karan (Ugenya), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem) among other leaders and a host of MCAs.

Mr Odinga called on Jubilee leaders led by President Uhuru Kenyatta to allow fundamental changes at the IEBC if they are truly advocating for a transparent presidential election.

He maintained that Nasa beat Jubilee in August polls and they are ready to repeat the same in a free and fair contest.

“In August we defeated Jubilee and we are sure of doing the same 10 times over for we have the numbers required to lead the country,” he said.

RESPECT

The former premier also asked President Kenyatta to stop insulting him in his rallies and should instead tell Kenyans his plans.

He said the continued insults against him portrayed the President as lacking agenda, vision and manifesto to tell the country, especially after failing Kenyans in his first term.

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