NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 10 – A section of Nairobi youth leaders drawn from the National Super Alliance (NASA) allied parties have called on the Jubilee Party members to respect independent institutions.
They were responding to utterances attributed to a section of the Jubilee Party leadership made over the weekend while on the campaign trail in Baringo that were alleged to have been a veiled attack on the Judiciary.
Speaking at a press conference at Orange House, Omulo Ken, the Nairobi Amani National Congress (ANC) youth leader said that they are ready to have the elections postponed until IEBC is able to carry free out and fair elections. “Even if the elections are to be postponed, we are ready till they are free and fair,” said Omulo.
The Wiper Party youth leader, Joseph Odhiambo, also called on the Jubilee Party not to intimidate independent institutions. “They should not intimidate institutions that are independent like the Judiciary,” said Odhiambo.
The High Court ordered for a fresh procurement of the presidential ballot papers citing lack of public participation.
The tender was awarded to Al Ghurair, a Dubai-based firm.
Simba Arati, Member of Parliament (MP) for Dagoretti North who was also present during the press conference termed the President’s utterances as the kicks of a dying horse.
“Uhuru must accept that Hon Raila Odinga is the people’s choice for president and move on. The utterances made by him and his deputy are merely kicks of a dying horse,” claimed Arati.
Edwin Sifuna, the ODM Nairobi Senatorial aspirant, said that the nation should now be moving past the peaceful elections talk to a peaceful transfer of power talk.
“The Jubilee government should be ready for a peaceful transition of power,” said Sifuna.