Following the announcement of the new presidential poll set to take place on October 26, several leaders in the Jubilee party have maintained that they will not allow another presidential election after the said date.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, had initially scheduled the poll for October 17 but the Supreme Court gave the commission a a list of requirements thus forcing them to postpone the date to October 26.
“In order to ensure that the Commission is fully prepared to deliver an election that meets the standards set out by the Supreme Court, we wish to notify the public and all stakeholders that the fresh presidential election shall now be held on Thursday, 26th October 2017,” the commission said in a statement.
According to Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, the next election to take place after October 26 will be in 2022.
“Let NASA know that after next month’s election, there will be no other election in this country. The next election after that will be in 2022, when we shall be electing William Ruto as the next President,” said Gachagua.
Gachagua urged President Uhuru Kenyatta not to condone the idea of another election regardless of what National Super Alliance (NASA) decide to do.
“Although we are peaceful and law-abiding, next time we shall not allow any other election. We shall also be ready to face the consequences. The opposition should not think we fear them,” Gachagua added.
During a rally in Mathira, Gachuga was accompanied by six other Jubilee leaders as he campaigned for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.
He maintained that Uhuru will remain president until another election is held.
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