Leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto have accused the State of interfering with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) mandate as it prepares to manage the upcoming election.
Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula, MPs Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Kithure Kindiki (Tharaka Nithi), Isaac Mwaura (Nominated), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu) and Cate Waruguru (Laikipia) and UDA chairman Johnson Muthama all noted that no third party should attempt to carry out the work of the commission.
“You (Kibicho) will find yourself in trouble. You are intruding into the IEBC mandate. Your letter to public servants last month is illegal,” he said.
The Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula said Kenya Kwanza was pushing for a genuine change “in our country that will make life bearable to every ordinary Kenyan”.
Speaking yesterday in Mathira, Mukurweini and Kieni where they launched several development programmes and campaigned for Kenya Kwanza, Prof Kindiki exuded confidence that the Kenya Kwanza Alliance will form the next government.
“IEBC functions should be autonomous. The letter Kibicho did to provincial administrators must be withdrawn,” he explained.
On his part, Nyoro urged Kenyans to rally behind Kenya Kwanza and make it win by more than 70 per cent.
“Such a clear victory will make it hard for some people to dispute the results.”
The MP asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to finish his term and go home peacefully.
He further noted that the employment of threats, intimidation and coercion to Kenya Kwanza aspirants will not make them join Azimio La Umoja.
“Jubilee is dead, especially in Mt Kenya. It will never be resuscitated,” added Gachagua.
On her part, Waruguru regretted that the problems the country was facing was as a result of the “Handshake”.
“We must plunge this country into an economic revolution in August by voting for Kenya Kwanza. This way, Kenyans will have their country out of State capture.”
The leaders warned Interior PS Karanja Kibicho against using government administrators to advance a certain political agenda.