President Uhuru Kenyatta was in Murang’a on Saturday on a campaign trail for the upcoming October 26th election which has raised a lot of fracas following the withdrawal of NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
Kenyatta asked the residents of Murang’a to turn up in large numbers while condemning the Opposition leader’s request of Western leaders to mediate the escalating standoff between the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and his party.
Odinga was speaking at Chatham, United Kingdom on Friday where he made clear that he has withdrawn from the presidential elections by formally sending a letter.
IEBC then said that he has not officially withdrawn as he has not submitted the necessary Form 24A which Odinga said was just a formality.
Kenyatta went on to question the necessity of mediation saying that the only people who are protesting the situation are his supporters.
“Kofi Annan, this time you are not welcome here,” the president declared, recalling the arbitration the former UN Secretary General carried out in 2008 after the 2007 Post Election Violence.
The Jubilee leader asked his NASA counterpart to return and ask Kenyans to vote as they are the ones who will determine the fate of leadership in the country.
He further insisted that there is no need for mediation as Kenyans will decide who they want to lead on October 26th.
The president went on to thank the voters who turned up in large numbers on the August 8 polls and asked them to mobilize as much as they could come October 26th.