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Thika MP rubbishes politicians calling for dialogue

Thika MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina waving to the crowd during a  campaign rally led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto in Masii town Machakos County on Monday.
Thika Town MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina Wa Jungle has slammed Jubilee politicians who are calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga to initiate dialogue on election reforms ahead of October 26 fresh presidential poll.

Addressing the press in Masii Town Mwala Constituency after attending a presidential campaign rally, Wainaina termed the appeal as termed “ill-advised” such arrangements were unconstitutional, accusing them of subverting popular choice by attempting to push for a coalition government which was not anchored in law.

“It is wrong for any leader to mislead people on the basis of populist statements aimed at drawing attention to themselves after being rejected by the electorate. The only dialogue recognised by our constitution is through the ballot on October 26,” said Wainaina.

The MP instead called on them to join other area leaders to campaign for President Uhuru ahead of the repeat poll.

On Sunday, several Jubilee-allied leaders, Narc Kenya Leader Martha Karua, former governors William Kabogo, Samuel Ragwa, ex-MPs Ndung’u Gethenji, Kabando wa Kabando, Peter Mositet and Dr. Kilemi Mwiria, called for immediate national dialogue on electoral reforms ahead of the 
October 26 fresh presidential poll to calm the current political tension.

Under the banner ‘caucus of leaders that support the President’ they issued a statement claiming that the prevailing political environment could not allow a fresh presidential election. 

Eng. Wainaina also blamed the NASA leader for disrupting peace in the country through street protests that were geared towards plunging the country into chaos so as to bargain for a NUSU-MKATE government.

“If Raila is not ready for the election, why doesn’t he bow out of the race honourably? When NASA says they will disrupt the elections, what exactly does this mean? It is his (Raila) constitutional right not to vie just as it is the right of every Kenyan to go out and vote for the leaders of their choice,” he said.

He warned the youth against being used by politicians to disrupt voting on polling day but instead called for peace and respect for the constitution.

“Under no circumstances must Kenyans allow themselves to be misused by politicians to subvert the constitution or threaten the peace and security of our nation. It is actually treasonable for anyone to prevent the holding of the election.”

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