Uhuru rejects foreign mediation attempts - VIDEO

Sunday October 15 2017

GRACE GITAU
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NDUNG'U GACHANE
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has rejected any foreign attempts to resolve the political stalemate in the country castigating opposition leader Raila Odinga’s tour to the United Kingdom (UK).

While campaigning in Kenol town in Murang’a town, the President said that the country does not need mediators as it is not in crisis.

“We are not interested in mediation or being put together. Kofi Annan is not present in Kenya. He should fly back to the country to mobilise voters,” he said.

The President said that Mr Odinga was portraying the country’s democracy as rotten to attract attention from the international community that will offer to mediate.

But he insisted that the county will not be ruled by the whites and told Mr Odinga to come back and face Kenyans if he wants to be President.

ELECTION

“We told you before that he never wanted an election and he still does not want one that’s why he is busy kneeling before the white claiming that the country is at war,” said the President.

Mr Odinga was in London to speak at the UK democracy hub Chatam House where he decried the deteriorating democracy in Africa.

The President and his deputy William Ruto were accompanied by Murang’a leaders including Governor Mwangi Wa Iria and Senator Irungu Kang’ata among others.

The Head State further criticised Nasa leaders for leading anti-IEBC demos that ended in destruction of property.

“His work been to call for demonstrations inciting his supporters to attack police officers and steal from other Kenyans,” he noted.

The President insisted that opposition leader was never prepared for an election and resolved to fly to UK after his attempts to push for a shared government failed.

NEGOTIATIONS

He went on: “We have been pleading with Kenyans to vote for us but our counterpart since the court delivered its ruling, his work has been to call for press conferences and demonstrations.”

On his part Mr Ruto said Kenya is not ready for a coalition government maintaining that Kenyans had the final say in determining the Head of state.

“Let Raila Odinga know that there will be no power sharing negotiations. The Constitution  unanimously passed by the electorate in 2010 dictates that it is the who determine who leads the country,” Mr Ruto said.

He said Mr Odinga was not ready for the elections even after contesting the August 8 presidential election results.

Mr Ruto said there will be election on October 26 whether the Nasa leader will participate or not.

“It is Mr Odinga who filed an election petition, now that the court ordered for the repeat election we must adhere to the ruling, going to capitals will not stop us from holding elections,” Mr Ruto said.