, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 – President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto while campaigning in Kapkatet on Friday demanded of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission an election on October 17.
Responding to a shameful show of discord among the IEBC Commissioners, President Kenyatta and Ruto said the Commission’s internal wars were none of the concern of the political players who were readying themselves for the poll.
“Just do your job,” President Kenyatta said as he demanded that the Commissioners stay out of the political arena and not allow themselves to be dictated to by the political players.
He once again also tore into the Judiciary accusing them of overturning the will of the millions of Kenyans who voted for he and Ruto.
He also accused the IEBC and the Judiciary of being oblivious to the repercussions of their actions on the economy and said he would not “permit” them to hold the nation hostage any longer than the October 17 repeat presidential poll. “And we have only complied because we value peace,” he said.
Ruto was also not shy about letting the Supreme Court know, confident of a win, that they would “revisit” the nullification of their August 8 win – once the repeat poll was concluded.
He also said that they would not tolerate any dilly-dally from the IEBC; making it clear that problems with the electronic transmission of results would not ‘fly’ as it were, a second time.
“Use a system that is simple enough for Kenyans to understand. We don’t care if you use a handcart, taxi or even the SGR to transmit the results,” he said.