, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 7 – The National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has urged Kenyans to come out in large numbers and cast their votes for their favourite candidates.
Speaking to the media after meeting the European Union (EU) election observers, he reminded Kenyans to do their civic duty, noting it’s through voting that Kenya can be made a better republic.
“We want to take this opportunity to urge our supporters all over the country to turn up in large numbers tomorrow and cast their votes,” he said.
He urged Kenyans to come out and vote regardless of the party they support reminding them the exercise is their constitutional right.
“This is a historic moment for you fellow Kenyans. Be a Kenyan patriot, turn out tomorrow in this election. Don’t be scared, it is your democratic right and in so doing, you will make Kenya a better place,” he added.
Odinga also took the opportunity to congratulate President Uhuru Kenyatta, acknowledging that he did rigorous and fair campaigns across the breadth and width of the country.
“I want to also congratulate my worthy opponent, Uhuru Kenyatta. He has had a fair campaign wide and far around the country. And we want to say that may the stronger candidate win tomorrow,” said Odinga adding that he had no doubt the stronger candidate was found in NASA.
He also expressed concerns to the team mostly made up of the EU members of parliament about the deployment of heavy security apparatus in different parts of the country. He said the heavy deployment of security officers was meant to intimidate voters.
Odinga lamented about the revelations that over 11,000 polling stations with no network coverage could compromise results transmission.