In Summary
  • He described the September 1 Supreme Court judgment as a trap meant to lure him into taking the country into anarchy.
  • President Kenyatta and Mr Ruto criticised Nasa’s demands for changes in the electoral commission.

President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have cautioned Nasa against violence and disruption of peace during their planned demonstrations in Nairobi on Tuesday.

They warned that any breach of peace would be met with the full force of the law.

The President and Mr Ruto were speaking in Embu, Meru and Tharaka-Nithi counties where they took their campaigns for the October 26 repeat presidential elections.

The two told Nasa leader Raila Odinga and his supporters that they were free to hold demonstrations but should not disrupt businesses or destroy property.

“They can demonstrate peacefully but if you touch a banana belonging to traders in the streets you will be met with the full force of the law.

"They are free to hurl insults at me because that won’t change who I am. However, we will not condone a breach of the peace,” Mr Kenyatta said in Chuka town, Tharaka-Nithi County, on Monday.


On the repeat poll, the President said the opposition’s conditions and demands on the IEBC were an attempt to delay the election and "get power through the back door".

“We are ready for the election because we won on August 8. Wakenya waliotupigia kura ni wale wale na matokeo ya kura yatakuwa yale yale (the Kenyans who voted for us will do so again and the results will be the same).

"Mr Odinga cannot be the adjudicator and the candidate for the very examination he is sitting,” he said.

The Head of State added: “Even if they delay the election to next year, my deputy and I will be in office to implement our development agenda.

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