– Uhuru has attacked NASA for attempting to intimidate the IEBC and Judiciary
– He termed it as an act of cowardice saying democracy must be upheld
– NASA has claimed that IEBC and the Judiciary are planning to rig the election for Jubilee and have demanded that the electoral commission drops the case
– If IEBC does not drop the case, NASA has threatened it will call for mass action and boycott the election
– The Opposition has also accused the electoral commission of filing the case on behalf of Jubilee
President Uhuru Kenyatta has called out NASA for what he calls an attempt to intimidate the electoral commission and the Judiciary.
Uhuru’s comment comes days after the Judiciary expressed concerns with the Opposition saying it will not allow its work be interfered with by any politician.
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The bone of contention is a case filed by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) at the Court of Appeal following a ruling by the High Court which said tallying of votes can only be made at the constituency tallying centre with no alternation by any other person.
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But NASA has protested the appeal demanding that IEBC drops the case as it is a recipe for theft of votes.
Uhuru termed the move by NASA as cowardly and a factor of dictatorship.
Uhuru said democracy is about giving Kenyans space to make their choice freely but not to intimidate the IEBC and Judiciary.
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“Intimidation is a factor of dictatorship and cowardice. Kenyans should be give space to choose the leaders they want without threats,” Uhuru said on Friday May 19.
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