Universities will be used in rigging, aspirants claim

Nairobi senatorial aspirant Edwin Sifuna. (Photo: Jenipher Wachie, Standard)

National Super Alliance Nairobi County candidates have claimed that the Government plans to close public universities to aid in the rigging of elections on August 8.

Led by the Orange Democratic Movement Nairobi senatorial aspirant, Edwin Sifuna, the candidates claimed there was a scheme to extend the lecturer’s strike so that students are at home during the election.

“Jubilee has a scheme to shut down universities and once students are disenfranchised and unable to vote in Nairobi, the university facilities will become available for various rigging schemes like the ones we saw in the last elections,” said Sifuna.

Set for win

He claimed that the Opposition coalition was guaranteed of victory and said NASA wants the elections to be conducted in a peaceful environment.

“Our victory is guaranteed and we are not talking about peaceful elections, but peaceful transition of power. We want to see processes including security apparatus being prepared to hand power to the NASA leader and we will accept nothing less than this,” said Sifuna.

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He also criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, for attacking the Judiciary and the electoral commission. While likening the President’s sentiments to the last kicks of a dying horse, Sifuna said nothing would stop the course of history, “which Kenyans have decided and God has ordained”.

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