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Kenyans are coming for you, Raila warns IEBC

The National Super Alliance (Nasa) has vowed that it will not participate in a repeat presidential election in the event the exercise will be supervised by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as presently constituted.

While addressing the media on Sunday, Nasa presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, said the coalition will henceforth concentrate on campaign across the country to sensitize the public on the “need for free, fair and credible elections” as enshrined in the constitution.

Speaking during a press conference at Panari Hotel, Nairobi, Mr Odinga said that, in the nationwide campaigns, they will sensitise Kenyans of how the IEBC is unprepared to conduct a credible poll.

“IEBC as currently constituted cannot conduct a free and fair election in October,” Mr Odinga.

ELECTORAL MALPRACTICES

Moreover, he accused the agency and the Jubilee government of being complicit to electoral malpractices, saying “they are partners in crime”.

“Are we counting on the very institutions and individuals who participated in a coup against the people and tried to install a defeated candidate as winner to ensure an accountable counting, tallying, transmission and transparency of results? Our answer is no. Kenyans are coming for you,” Mr Odinga said.

Odinga was flanked by his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka and Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi.

He also said the campaigns will help the country become the first example to end electoral malpractices in Africa.

Kenya is preparing for repeat election on October 17 as ordered by a Supreme Court ruling on September 1.

In its ruling, the Supreme Court nullified that election outcome in which President Uhuru Kenyatta had been declared the winner.