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My focus is to transform the lives of Kenyans, President Kenyatta says

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President Uhuru Kenyatta today assured that he will devote all his energy to improving the lives of Kenyans in his second term in office.

 

Speaking today when he stopped at Githurai Kimbo in Kiambu County to acknowledge greetings from hundreds of enthusiastic residents, President Kenyatta said he will ensure that priority projects that will transform the lives of Kenyans are not delayed.

 

For Githurai Kimbo and the adjacent areas, President Kenyatta singled out rehabilitation of roads, construction of a market and provision of clean water as some of the projects that will be addressed first.

 

“We have promised to rehabilitate this road, to construct a market and ensure you have a steady supply of clean water – and this is a promise we intend to fulfil,” President Kenyatta told the jubilant residents.

 

The President was on his way back to Nairobi after attending the funeral of the late Mrs Charity Gathoni Muigai Kenyatta who was buried at her farm in Githurai Kimbo. The late Mama Charity Gathoni was a relative to the President.

 

President Kenyatta said he would engage Governors Ferdinand Waititu (Kiambu) and Mike Mbuvi Sonko (Nairobi) to ensure Githurai gets a modern market, water and roads.

 

“We will ensure adequate resources are allocated to transform this area for the benefit of all Kenyans living here,” the President said.

 

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta and other close family members attended the funeral service and burial of the late Mama Charity Gathoni.

President Kenyatta launches Kshs 19 billion Thiba dam, says season for politicking is over

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The season for politics is over and it is now time to work, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

A few days to his inauguration for his second term in office, President Kenyatta today launched construction of a multi billion dam with a rallying call that the time for politicking is over.

 The President said it is now time for Kenyans to roll up their sleeves and get down to the serious job of building the nation, as he launched construction of the Kshs 19 billion Thiba dam in Kirinyaga County.

 “The season for politicking is over. It is now time to roll up our sleeves and start to work,” the President said.

 The President, who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, asked leaders to put aside political differences and work together to improve the lives of Kenyans.

 Singling out construction of the Thiba dam, President Kenyatta said the project would be a game changer in rice production in the Mwea irrigation scheme.

 He pointed out that water from the dam would enable farmers to have two seasons of planting annually, a move that would boost their income.

 The President emphasised that the dam would buttress efforts geared towards ensuring the country is food secure, one of the key planks of the Jubilee Administration’s transformational agenda.

“Food security is critical to the Jubilee agenda. It will be part and parcel of my second term,” said President Kenyatta.

The President said the project, which would be complete within three years, would employment over 1000 people.

On completion the dam would help rice farmers in Mwea to double production from the current 80 tonnes to 160 tonnes annually.

The project will also help in stabilization of the irrigation water supply, allowing double cropping with the area under irrigation increasing from 25,000 acres to 35,000 acres. This will in turn increase revenue from Kshs 4.56 billion to Ksh 8.6 billion annually.

Deputy President Ruto called on Kenyans to build bridges of friendship and partnership that would support nation building.

“The time for political competition is over. We are now in a new chapter where we need to work together and transform the lives of Kenyans,” said the Deputy President.

“The period of politicking is now behind us, it’s time to unite and build together a nation that we all believe in and move on,” the Deputy President added.

He said the Jubilee Government is constructing 57 dams across the country in its effort to boost food security.

“These dams are aimed at improving food production and also allow wananchi access clean water for domestic use,” said DP Ruto.

The construction of Thiba dam is being financed in partnership with the Japanese government through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The President thanked Japan Government for being a true partner in the development of Kenya.

“Since independence Japan has been a partner in our development agenda. They have helped us undertake various projects in the energy, agriculture, roads and in the expansion and modernisation of our port – making it the biggest in the East African coastline,” said President Kenyatta.

The President and his deputy thanked Kirinyaga residents for coming out in large numbers to vote in the October 26 fresh presidential election.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru said her County Administration would utilise water from the dam to construct a golf course and hotel to create jobs for residents.

Other speakers included Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, Japanese Ambassador to Kenya Uesawa Toshitsugu, Kirinyaga Senator Charles Kabiru and Gichugu MP Robert Gichimu among others.

President Kenyatta assures security agencies of improved welfare

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured the uniformed disciplined services of full Government support to enable them to continue serving Kenyans effectively.

The President said he will remain steadfast in ensuring that the security agencies receive quality equipment and training, and their welfare is well taken care of.

“As President, I promise that we will continue to do that which we can to equip, train and take care of your welfare to the best of our ability,” President Kenyatta said.

“I know we are not there yet but my promise to you is that you are at the centre of our planning and priority,” the President assured the uniformed disciplined officers.

President Kenyatta spoke on Sunday during a joint prayer and thanksgiving service for the uniformed disciplined officers and their families at the Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi.

The prayer service was conducted by Rt. Rev. Salesius Mugambi, the Bishop of Meru who is also in charge of the uniformed disciplined services.

The annual event was attended by officers from the Kenya Police, Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Administration Police, Kenya Prison, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service and the National Youth Service.

The President thanked the officers for serving the country with dedication, saying Kenya is safe and secure because of them as he paid tribute to those who have died in the line of duty.

“On behalf of all Kenyans and on my own behalf, I thank you for your patriotism and dedication to the country especially in the last three months when we have had to have two elections,” the President told the country’s security agencies.

Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki saluted the security officers for their valour, courage and sacrifice as while urging them to take their selflessness, patriotism and discipline a notch higher.

“The great people of Kenya have entrusted you with their lives and property, you have not disappointed them,” the Cabinet Secretary said.

Other speakers included National Police Service Inspector General Joseph Boinnet and National Youth Service Director General Richard Ndubai who expressed the need for strengthening counselling services for security officers across the country.

The thanksgiving and prayer service was attended by other senior Government officials including the Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, and Education Cabinet Secretary who is also Acting CS for Interior, Fred Matiang’i among others.

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY HON. UHURU KENYATTA

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Fellow Kenyans,

Today I celebrate our Resilience as a Nation. I celebrate the Resilience of our Democracy, the Resilience of our People and the Resilience of Our Institutions.

Any other country experiencing the Turns and Twists of our recent electoral process, would have burst asunder. But our democratic resilience will NOT tire. It will not give in to obvious provocations and a base invitation to politics of darkness.

And for this Blessing of reason, long-suffering and passion for country, I thank God. He has brought us this far, he will give us victory over darkness, tomorrow.

Fellow Kenyans

On 8th of August, Kenyans woke up early to Vote. And they voted me their President, without a doubt. When my victory was put to test at the Supreme Court, this was the Verdict.

The Court did not Challenge my overwhelming mandate of 54%. The numbers were NEVER questioned. What the Court questioned was the process of declaring my victory. And because the court did not question my victory, they by extension, validated my 54% numbers. This was a Political Paradox.

In spite of this paradox, I had to make a painful decision. The choice for me was to resist the paradox and insist on my valid victory; or to submit myself to the Rule of Law. This was the most difficult and painful decision a politician can make.

But in my reflections, I was reminded that the law is greater than me. That the law is the direct expression of the General Will of all. And with this painful reasoning, I submitted myself to the General Will of all as expressed through our constitution.

This is how the October 26th election was made possible. It is an expression of the General Will of all. And this includes the General Will to Vote and the Will not to Vote.

Fellow Kenyans,

The road to October 26th was not easy. First, our

Parliament, as the law-making organ of our nation, took the legislative critique by the Supreme Court seriously. And they embarked to correct the legislative challenges to our Election Laws.

But when the Bill was brought to me for signature, I was compelled by my conscience to go back to the Origins of Law. If an Act of Parliament is a direct expression of the Will of the People, were the people happy with this law?

Some argued that I was changing the Rules of Engagement half-way through the game. Others argued to change the electoral law ahead of the 26th election is to privilege myself over the other competitors. And because law must be founded on reasoned national consensus, I listened to these voices.  I did not sign the new Bill into Law.

Fellow Kenyans,

The Rule of Good Law does not discriminate. It gives us the right to act and the right not to act.  The right to vote and the right not to vote.

But it gives us another fundamental condition. It gives us the opportunity to choose and imposes on us the results of Choice.

Despite the fact that my major competitor went to court demanding the Presidential election be nullified and was granted that annulment, he chose to ignore the rest of the ruling which ordered a fresh election in 60 days conducted by IEBC. Thereafter he chose to abandon the fresh poll.  You cannot choose the opportunity to exercise a right and abscond from the consequences of that choice.

In line with the verdict, l chose to abide by the Court ruling.  I went back to our people and once again appealed for their vote. I take this opportunity to thank all those who turned up in these fresh elections  despite violent intimidation and witchcraft.

Many Kenyans exercised their democratic rights. The narrative locally and internationally therefore the voter turnout was low is inaccurate.  It is nothing but a history of political convenience and a tirade of conjuncture statistics.

Fellow Kenyans,

Here is the truth as recorded in our books. On August 8th, 15million Kenyans came out to vote.  Of these 8.4 million Kenyans voted for me. On October 26th, 90% of the same voters came out to support my Bid. This was a Re-Validation of their General Will.  A Statement of their National Intent in support of Jubilee as their government of choice. And all of this was done within the confines of the Rule of Law, and our Constitutional imperatives.

For those who voted for Jubilee by way of Re-validating our August 8th victory, I thank you. Now we can begin the process of re-imagining our nationhood. But as we do so I must remind you of my commitment to the constitutional path and the Rule of Law.

Put differently, my victory today is likely to be subjected to a constitutional test through the courts. And as I have demonstrated repeatedly, I will submit to this constitutional path no matter its outcomes.

Fellow Kenyans,

If we remain committed to constitutionalism, the rule of law, respect for independent institutions and respect for human life, our Democratic Resilience will be assured. And this is my commitment to the General Will of All.

Finally, as we ponder the next few days, my pre-occupation is with the 1.6 million young people who have spent 4 to 8 years preparing for secondary school and primary school exams. The future of these our children should not be disrupted by our politics.

My commitment is to ensure that the exams will continue as scheduled and that the future of our children is guaranteed.

I continue to appeal to Kenyans that your neighbour will remain your neighbour after these elections.  Let us be our brothers’ keeper.  Let us maintain peace.

God Bless Kenya and God Bless our Resilience.

Thank you very much!

President Kenyatta assures Kenyans of better days

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President Uhuru Kenyatta today cast his vote and assured Kenyans of better days ahead.

Addressing local and international journalists after voting in the fresh presidential election, President Kenyatta affirmed his commitment to work to ensure the country is united if he is elected.

“Campaigns are divisive and it is the responsibility of whoever is elected president to deal with those divisions, to heal and bring the country together,” President Kenyatta said.

The President once again assured Kenyans of adequate security, saying IEBC officials must also be allowed to conduct their duties so that no Kenyan in any particular part of the country is denied their right to vote.

“Those who are desirous to vote should be allowed to vote. Those who do not want to vote, it is also their right. But no right supersedes the other,” President Kenyatta said, adding that largely, 90 per cent of the country is calm, is peaceful and is voting.

President Kenyatta arrived at the Mutomo Primary School polling station in his home constituency of Gatundu to vote shortly before 11.00 am to a rousing welcome from jubilant voters who cheered him.

The President was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and his mother, founding First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta.

President Kenyatta affirmed his commitment to equity and inclusivity through his transformation agenda that seeks to lift the lives of all Kenyans.

The President also emphasised the need for all Kenyans to embrace peace, shun ethnicity and live together in harmony.

“We must remove ethnicity that is curtailing our progress. We have to work together to achieve the country’s development targets,” President Kenyatta said.

Kiambu Governor Ferdinard Waititu and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria were among hundreds of supporters who received the President at the Mutomo Primary School polling station.

You can’t put Kenya on endless suspense, President Kenyatta tells Raila

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President Uhuru Kenyatta today affirmed that the October 26 fresh election will take place as required by the Constitution, saying opposition leader Raila Odinga cannot continue to hold the country in suspense.

Addressing a huge campaign rally at Kitengela in Kajiado County, President Kenyatta said Kenya is not about an individual but about 45 million Kenyans.

“Kenya is not about satisfying the ego or dreams of one man (Mr Odinga),” President Kenyatta said.

The President, who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, asked Mr Odinga to stop putting Kenya on an endless electioneering mode, saying Kenyans need to finish with the election and get back to building the nation.

“Kenyans are tired and will not allow to be put in a perpetual electioneering mode,” the President said.

President Kenyatta added that just because Mr Odinga’s dream has not been fulfilled does not mean that the country should come to a standstill.

He urged Kenyans to turn out in large numbers and exercise their democratic right by voting on October 26 without fear, assuring that the security of every citizen is guaranteed.

The Head of State reiterated that the opposition is free to boycott the October 26 fresh election but they cannot stifle the right of Kenyans to choose their leader.

The President also spoke on his administration’s transformational agenda that included the provision of free secondary education starting January next year to ensure all Kenyan children acquire quality education.
Deputy President Ruto lambasted Mr Odinga for inciting violence against election officials so as to stop the October 26 election, saying his sinister motives will not prevail.

“We want to tell Mr Raila Odinga to stop his supporters, followers and family members from meting out violence against election officials in Nyanza because Nyanza is Kenya,” Deputy President Ruto said.

The DP said the opposition’s instigated demonstrations where property is destroyed and lives lost over a democratic process as well as the violence against election officials are the tools of trade of terrorists, dictators and despots and should be condemned in Kenya.

“I want to state categorically that anybody organizing street riots where property is destroyed and lives lost over a democratic process, organizing violence against election officials – that is the language and tools of trade of terrorists, dictators and despots. We want to say that has no room in independent Kenya,” Deputy President Ruto said.

The DP emphasized that those who are not ready for October 26 fresh poll should respect those who wanted to participate so that the country can move forward.

He asked residents to come out in large numbers next week on Thursday during the fresh presidential election as scheduled by the IEBC so that they can entrench the country’s democracy and development agenda.

Other speakers included Governors Joseph Ole Lenku (Kajiado) and Mike Mbuvi Sonko (Nairobi), Kajiado Senator Phillip Mpayeei, MPs Peris Tobiko (Kajiado East), Metito Ole Katoo (Kajiado South), Joseph Manje (Kajiado North) and Janet Teiyaa (Kajiado Women Rep); and ex-Governor David Ole Nkedienye among other leaders.

President Kenyatta, DP say Kenyans won’t be intimidated

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto today said Kenyans will not succumb to intimidation, affirming that the fresh presidential election will be held on October 26 in line with the Constitution and the Supreme Court ruling.

Addressing a huge campaign rally at Sirisia in Bungoma County, President Kenyatta reiterated that nobody will be allowed to prevent Kenyans from exercising their democratic right.

“The same way you will be exercising your democratic right in boycotting the election, there are millions of Kenyans – who do not make noise like you but are waiting for October 26 to vote and you cannot deny them their right,” President Kenyatta told the opposition.

The President reminded opposition leader Raila Odinga that he is the one who went to court to seek fresh election and should not stop Kenyans from expressing their will through the ballot.

“The most sacred right of citizens is the right to vote for their elected leaders. There is no person who can deny Kenyans their constitutional right,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta, at the same time, assured Kenyans of adequate security to exercise their democratic and constitutional right to vote in the October 26 fresh election.

The President emphasised that nobody will be allowed to muzzle Kenyans’ voice by disenfranchising them so as to get power through the back door.

Deputy President Ruto said Kenyans are ready for the October 26 fresh election and nobody will stop it from happening.

“We have a date with destiny on October 26. It cannot be that one person is allowed to always take the country in circles. Instead of preparing for the fresh presidential election you (Mr Odinga) are organising for violence against officials of IEBC and you want to tell us you are a democrat?” the Deputy President posed.

The DP said Mr Odinga’s call for demonstrations and violence is a sign of impunity and dictatorship which is unacceptable to Kenyans and will not be tolerated.

“It cannot be that a person goes to court to push for fresh election and then instead of preparing to participate he goes ahead to call for demonstrations and instigates violence,” the Deputy President said.

He urged Kenyans to turn out in large numbers on October 26 to vote out the impunity and dictatorship that the opposition want to ride on.

“We should come out on October 26 to vote and tell the opposition that it is the people of this country that will decide who will be president. It is not their violence, it is not their conditions,” the Deputy President said, adding that Mr Odinga cannot decide for 45 million Kenyans.

Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen said Mr Odinga cannot hold the country hostage, saying the October 26 fresh election to entrench the country’s democracy which the opposition want to undermine.

“It will not be possible to hold elections in future if the October 26 poll does not happen because it will set a trend where people will be mobilising their communities to demonstrate against the electoral agency whenever they sense defeat like Mr Odinga is doing now,” Mr Murkomen said.

“We must vote on October 26 and this vote is about saving the country from people who want to curtail the country’s democracy,” the Senate Majority leader said.

Other speakers included Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka, Water and Irrigation CS Eugene Wamalwa, MPs John Waluke (Sirisia) Didmus Wekesa Barasa (Kimilili), Daniel Wanyama Sitati (Webuye West), Fred Kapondi (Mt. Elgon), Mumias East MP and National Assembly Chief Whip Benjamin Washiali; and Moses Wekesa Mabonga who won the Bumula seat on an Independent ticket but has since joined Jubilee.

The Jubilee leaders thanked President Kenyatta for the development witnessed in Western Kenya region and assured him they will mobilize votes to guarantee him a landmark victory in the October 26 fresh election.

President Kenyatta says he won’t hold negotiations with opposition

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President Uhuru Kenyatta today said he will not hold negotiations with the opposition, saying Kenyans should be allowed to vote in peace on October 26.

Speaking on the campaign trail at Saboti in Trans Nzoia County on Wednesday, President Kenyatta warned the opposition against intimidating the electoral agency IEBC.

“There will be no sitting in boardrooms to negotiate and share government. It is Kenyans who have the right to decide who will be president,” President Kenyatta emphasised.

The President said those who do not want to participate in the October 26 fresh election were free to do so but should not curtail the rights of those who want to vote on that day.

“The same way nobody is being forced to participate in the October 26 election, similarly no one has the right to stop those who want to participate,” President Kenyatta said.

The Head of State thanked the residents for voting for him on August 8 and urged them to turn out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right in the October 26 fresh presidential election to ensure they secure a firm position in the Government that cares for their welfare.

“We have come to thank you for supporting us in the August 8 election and to ask you to turn out in large numbers to express your supreme will on October 26,” President Kenyatta said, emphasising that the Jubilee Party stands for peace, unity and national progress.

President Kenyatta, who was accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, also spoke on Jubilee’s development agenda for Trans Nzoia County.

President Kenyatta said more roads have been constructed in Trans Nzoia and electricity connection increased now than during previous governments, saying voting for him on October 26 will be entrenching the development trend.

“We have laid the foundations for progress. We are keen to complete the work we have started for the benefit of all Kenyans,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta also called on the residents to shun divisive politics, saying only in an environment of peace, unity and reconciliation – which are key tenets of the Jubilee Party – can development be achieved.

Before addressing the campaign rally at Saboti, the President and his deputy received to Jubilee Mr Martin Waliula, the Trans Nzoia Ford Kenya Secretary General, who together with other grassroots leaders decamped to Jubilee citing the ruling part’s development track record in the county and across the country.

“We want to assure you that we will mobilise Ford Kenya supporters from Trans Nzoia to vote for you overwhelmingly on October 26,” Mr Waliaula said.

Also present were Water and Irrigation CS Eugene Wamalwa, Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka, MPs Janet Nangabo (Trans Nzoia Women Rep), Michael Mbito (Senator, Trans Nzoia) and Didmus Wekesa Barasa (Kimilili) among others.

President and DP in 3 counties campaign drive

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto on Monday intensified their campaigns by holding a series of meetings in three counties; urging voters to support Jubilee come October 26.

The President and the Deputy President traversed the counties of Garissa, Kitui and Machakos wooing residents to support the party, whose focus is development and unity of all Kenyans.

Addressing a rally in Masii grounds, Machakos County, where they wound up their long day campaign tours, President Kenyatta and Mr Ruto said Kenyans have a right to participate in the elections to choose leaders of their choice without any intimidation and coercion.

President Kenyatta told the Opposition leader Raila Odinga to stop interfering with the October 26 elections and instead focus on his personal issues after withdrawing from the race.

“Now that Raila Odinga has withdrawn from the race, he should allow other Kenyans to participate in their democratic right of electing their leaders,” said President Kenyatta.

The Head of State said it was the democratic right for Kenyans to demonstrate peacefully, saying such rights should not be abused.

“Although it’s the democratic right of Kenyans to demonstrate peacefully, such rights should not be abused by destroying peoples property,” said President Kenyatta.

He said Kenyans are peace-loving people who want to participate in the coming elections as set by IEBC on directive from the Supreme Court after nullifying the August 8 presidential elections.

“ We are people governed by the constitution and the rule of law. Millions of Kenyans are ready for election. The constitution says Kenyans have a right to elect their leaders through the ballot after every five years,” said President Kenyatta.

Present were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and his Nairobi counterpart Mike Sonko, MPs Rachel Nyamai (Kitui South), Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town), Vincent Musyoka (Mwala), Yusuf Hassan (Kamukunji), former MPs Gideon Ndambuki, Joe Mutambo and Regina Ndambuki.

Governor Mutua told the Opposition to stop interfering with the October 26 elections, saying such a move is aimed at infringing on the peoples right to elect their leaders.

“Even during the World Cup games, if a team withdraws, the games continues because the other teams will participate and the winner will be issued with the cup at the end of the game,” said Mr Mutua.

He said the withdrawal of Mr Odinga from the race doesn’t mean that elections will not take place.

“Elections will be there in October 26 whether Raila Odinga participates or not,” said Mr Mutua.

He commended the Kamba community for ignoring Nasa’s demonstrations and instead continued  with their day today development activities.

The MPs said Mr Odinga withdrew from the race because he doesn’t want to be humiliated at the ballot come October 26 as voters even in his strongholds have shifted to Jubilee.

They said Kenyans made their decisions in August 8 and will do the same in October 26.

“I want to make it clear here that President Kenyatta will win again in October 26. There is no way the Opposition can beat Jubilee,” said Mr Musyoka.

Ms Nyamai said Jubilee has done a lot in terms of develo

DP tells Raila to wait for 2022 if he’s not ready for Oct 26 fresh election

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Deputy President William Ruto has asked opposition leader Raila Odinga to wait for 2022 if he is not ready for the October 26 fresh election.

Speaking on Monday at Zombe trading centre in Kitui County where he accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta on the campaign trail, Deputy President Ruto said those who have withdrawn from the race should not prevent those who are willing to participate in the October 26 poll from doing so.

“If you decided you are not interested in the October 26 fresh election and withdrew from the race, we are appealing to you to allow us to elect our President in peace,” the Deputy President said.

“Since you withdrew from the fresh poll, why are you demonstrating and causing commotion? Allow us to elect President Kenyatta on October 26 and prepare to meet me at the ballot in 2022 if by then you will be ready,” the DP told Mr Odinga.

President Kenyatta said the opposition leader’s fear of defeat should not be allowed to deny Kenyans their right to express their will through the ballot box in line with the Constitution.

The President said the opposition is free not to participate in the October 26 fresh election but they should not prevent those who want to exercise their democratic right from doing so.

“Whereas we appreciate the constitutional right of every Kenyan to demonstrate and picket peacefully, we also as a Government understand our obligation to secure the lives and property of Kenyans who do not wish to participate in the demonstrations,” President Kenyatta said.

He added: “And we shall take action against anyone who chooses, under the guise of demonstration to loot, to vandalise, to rob or to injure innocent Kenyans.”

President Kenyatta termed the opposition “a group of self-seekers” who have no agenda to transform the country.

He urged Kenyans to turn out in large numbers and vote for him as they did on August 8, so that the country can continue on the path of growth and transformation.

The President assured Kenyans that his focus will remain trained on implementing policies and projects that will continue lifting the lives of all Kenyans.

He cited construction of new roads, expansion of electricity connection to households, improving health and education provision as key planks of his development agenda that would be interfered with if the opposition had their way.

National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale said anybody who tries to block Kenyans from voting on October 26 will be engaging in crime and will be punished according to the law.

Kitui leaders including MPs Nimrod Mbithuka Mbai (Kitui East)

Rachael Kaki Nyamai (Kitui South) and former senator David Musila who has since joined Jubilee vowed to rally residents and consolidate support for the President in the coming October 26 fresh polls.

“There is nothing to show in terms of development for all those years we have been in the opposition. We want development and we know we cannot get that from the opposition and their demonstrations,” Mr Musila said.

Others speakers include Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, former Mwingi Central MP Joe Mutambu and former Mwingi North MP John Munuve among others.