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Jubilee to amend electoral laws ahead of October 26, warn Raila of ICC indictment.

Jubilee leaders under the umbrella of “Mbele Iko Sawa” UhuRuto campaign team have vowed to amend the electoral laws to raise the bar of invalidating an election and introduce a “complementary mechanism” to electronic transmission of results.

Led by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and former Bundalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba, the leaders said that there was need to clip the powers of the Judiciary and also make it almost impossible to overturn a disputed presidential election.

They said that they would this week propose amendments in the electoral laws to ensure a petitioner was made to prove beyond any reasonable doubt that violations of the Constitution or any electoral law significantly alter the presidential outcome.

“We are telling Raila Odinga that we will go to Parliament next (this) week and make amendments to whichever law that needs to be changed. We will amend the law to adopt the manual voting system which is simple as votes will be counted easily,” said Kuria while addressing a mammoth crowd at the Starehe Grounds (Butuu) in Thika Town.

Kuria said that they would request for a recount of the presidential votes cast on the 8th of August to expose the deceit in the opposition as well as the insincerity of the Supreme Court September 1 judgement.

The leaders accused Raila of trying to force a coalition government through planned confusion and violence which they vowed never to allow. They intimated that the opposition was not interested in an election because they knew that they lacked the numbers.

“When Odinga says that there will be no election, how will he stop people from voting if not through violent means? I want to remind him that he has no capacity to stop Kenyans from participating in their democratic right of electing leaders of their choice. We will not allow them to mar the election,” said Ababu.

The former legislator warned Raila against inciting a section of Kenyans into violence to stop the elections adding that the government had already invited ICC investigators to look into possible plans by NASA to cause chaos in the county.

“This man knows that he has been deserted by all his trusted lieutenants and should know that Kenya will move on without his political participation,” said Ababu.

The leaders urged voters to turn out in large numbers on the 26th of October and vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta.

They reminded their counterparts in the opposition that the president was in control of the country and at no time will there be a vacuum in leadership.

“What crisis are they talking about? The constitution says that the president will remain the head of state until another one is sworn in to take his place. With or without an election, Uhuru Kenyatta remains the president of Kenya,” said Thika MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina (Wa Jungle).

Among those in the convoy included Kiambu and Nairobi County Assembly speakers Stephen Ndichu and Beatrice Elachi, MPs Mwangi Gichuhi (Tetu), Njogu Barua (Gichugu)Gladys Shollei (Uasin Gishu), Rachael Nyamai (Kitui South), Nimrod Mbai (Kitui East), Koech Sonko (Belgut) Anthony Kibagendi (Kitutu Chache South), Zainab Chidzuga (Kwale), and former Kajiado West MP Moses ole Sakuda among others. 

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