Raila Odinga is back on the campaign for the new Kenyan presidential election, which is expected to take place in the next 60 days. On Friday, the Supreme Court invalidated the victory of Uhuru Kenyatta and canceled the vote of August 8th. Accompanied by Nasa leaders, the opposition coalition Raila Odinga held its first meeting since the verdict on Sunday. And he again attacked the Electoral Commission, the IEBC.
” These thieves of the Electoral Commission have to leave, we will not allow them to conduct the new elections, ” said Raila Odinga this morning after the Mass. The opponent does not hesitate to call the agents of the IEBC “hyenas “, assuring that ” their days are counted “. He, therefore, remains on his positions. On Friday, he had already announced his intention to prosecute those responsible for the irregularities of the voting in court.
Accompanied by Kalonzo Musyoka, his mate, and Musalia Mudavadi, considered the creator of Nasa, he then held a meeting in Mathare, a poor neighborhood where a girl had died under police bullets during the demonstrations that followed the elections three weeks ago.
There, in front of thousands of partisans dressed in orange, the color of his party, he once again welcomed the verdict of the Court: ” The road to justice is full of pitfalls, but on September 1 the people of Kenya won, “he said.
According to Kenyatta, the Electoral Commission must remain in place
“Uhuru Kenyatta spits fire” headlines The Daily Nation. The outgoing president has begun a violent campaign against the Supreme Court. After having treated the judges of “crooks” in a first meeting, he directly attacked chief justice David Maraga: ” do not make fun of the Kenyans,” he says, ” they are not stupid .” Threats that worry, as the country approaches a period of uncertainty.
But Uhuru Kenyatta is clear: the IEBC must remain in place. The subject may, therefore, crystallize the tensions. In any case, the competition looks even more fierce than in the previous campaign. Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta both claim to be the real winner of the August 8 ballot and promise a definite victory in the upcoming elections.