President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged opposition leaders to stop using intimidation and threats to stamp their influence as the general elections approach. Speaking during a meeting with Democratic party delegates in Ufungamano House when he was endorsed by the party, President Kenyatta said Jubilee is a party that believes in democracy and not threats, “It’s not possible for one party, out of all the parties in Kenya, to stand up and say if things won’t happen the way we want, nothing will happen,” said President Kenyatta, adding that they should respect each other as leaders and parties.
This comes after National Super Alliance (NASA) accused the IEBC of appointing constituency and County returning officers without consulting key players. The opposition coalition had also brushed shoulders with the electoral body in matters pertaining votes tallying. “Intimidation is a factor of dictators and cowards,” reiterated President Kenyatta, “If you have an agenda and believe people are willing to buy your agenda, you don’t need to intimidate anybody. Sell your agenda and if it’s a good agenda, Kenyans will buy it.”
Concerning projects established by his administration, President Uhuru Kenyatta said his government has indeed completed some projects that were already underway during former president Mwai Kibaki’s time, citing it isn’t an offence. “It shouldn’t be about complaining that when we took over, this or that project was already in place, the money doesn’t belong to you, but the money comes from Kenyans,” said President Kenyatta, “We improved what former president Kibaki had left behind.”