– Raila said that should there be one, he will not participate
– Raila also said that if Uhuru wins the repeat election, he will be persona non grata in some parts of Kenya
National Super Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga has explained what may happen to President Uhuru Kenyatta should there be an election on October 26.
Speaking during an interview at Chatham House on Thursday, October 12, Raila said that the ruling government will want to sanitize the October 26 ‘fake election’ in Kenya but it will be a “no deal”.
“I will not be participating in the election. My security has been removed from me, how do I campaign yet I have no security? The current crisis must be settled politically,
“Political problems will require political solutions, not legal. The President will find himself persona non grata (unwanted) in some parts of Kenya after 26th ,” said Raila.
By saying this, Raila implied that Uhuru would not be welcome in opposition strongholds where the ODM leader enjoys 100% support.
This sentiment can also be linked to NASA’s technical strategist David Ndii’s calls for secession in which the country would be divided in two- the People’s Republic of Kenya and the Central Republic of Kenya.
The People’s Republic is made up of counties loyal to the opposition while the Central is made up of the Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities- the only two tribes to have ruled Kenya since independence as well as counties considered Jubilee’s strongholds.
By Raila’s sentiments, Uhuru would be unwanted in the ‘People’s Republic’ counties in Western, Coastal and North Western Kenya.
Raila and his running mate, Kalonzo Musyoka, withdrew their candidature from the election on Tuesday, October 10, saying the outcome had already been predetermined.
They called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to cancel the repeat election and conduct fresh nominations.
According to Raila, his exit was the only way
he could ensure that Kenya can have a credible election.
Court bars IEBC from declaring Uhuru as president elect following Raila’s withdrawal The opposition also accused the Jubilee Party of amending electoral laws that only favour President Uhuru.
In a previous interview, Raila said he also has video evidence of key Jubilee officials inspecting electoral material they are printing ahead of the October 26 election where they intend to manipulate the poll too.