Summary

  • President Uhuru says Raila has subjected Kenyans to injustice by withdrawing from the election.
  • The head of state has however indicated that Jubilee is ready for elections.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto condemn Raila’s move to withdraw from the repeat poll, however they say Jubilee is ready to go to the polls. PHOTO: City FM

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have condemned Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga saying he has subjected Kenyans to injustice by withdrawing from the election.

At the same time, the head of state and his deputy have welcomed the NASA chief’s decision saying they are ready to be on the October 26 ballot.

“I hear he has withdrawn after making us spend Sh12 billion. That is injustice to Kenyans because that money could have been used on other development projects,” Uhuru told Voi residents on Tuesday.

IEBC has requested Sh13.79 billion for the fresh presidential election.

Embattled CEO Ezra Chiloba told a Special parliamentary committee scrutinising the Supplementary Budget that the sum will cater for services and the purchase of election materials.

Raila withdrew from the race earlier today and demadned that IEBC calls a fresh election. The former Prime Minister said it is only through his withdrawal that the country will have a free and fair election as per the law.

Uhuru said: “We are however ready for the election. It is the people’s right to participate in an election to choose their leader. The people will decide. There is no constitutional clause stating Raila must be on the ballot for us to have an election.”