The National Super Alliance has revealed plans to stage countrywide demos on the day of the repeat presidential election.
NASA leader Raila Odinga yesterday said they will continue to push the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to meet their demands by taking to the streets on October 26th.
He said Kenya will witness the largest ever opposition demonstration.
“Wafula Chebukati’s statement today confirms that IEBC takes instructions from Statehouse. Today we are changing our call from no reforms, no elections, to October no elections,” said Mr Odinga at Kamukunji grounds yesterday.
Raila called for dialogue saying “we must sit down and negotiate” as the current environment is not conducive for any election. He said the resignation of IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe was an indication that there is interference from State House.
Raila’s remarks come days after Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohamed declared that the countrywide demos on election day would be the climax.
“On 26th October it will be the climax of the protests, on that day, we will crown the demos,” Junet stated.
The Opposition leaders made the remarks even as President Uhuru Kenyatta warned that stern action will be taken against anyone who will attempt to disrupt the repeat elections.
“Whoever will try to stop the elections, by attacking IEBC officials, firm action will be taken against them. We cannot allow a few individuals to destroy our country,” Uhuru said.
Speaking at a rally in Nanyuki on Wednesday, the President told Mr Odinga to stop inciting Kenyans not to participate in the coming election adding that the utterances amounted to denying Kenyans their right to vote.
“We are telling Raila you have a right to boycott the election but Kenyans have a right to vote,” said President Kenyatta.
“Why do you think you have a right to stop Kenyans from exercising their democratic right?” posed the President.
The President has also declared Sunday as a National Day of prayer following consultations with religious leaders.