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Raila's withdrawal will not stop 2017 elections, says Kuria

25 May 2015, 13:54 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria has told opposition leader, Raila Odinga that his withdrawal from the 2017 general elections will not have any impact on the Kenyan political landscape.

Speaking Sunday in Naivasha town, Kuria said that life will move on as normal, whether Raila is on the ballot or not.

“Raila should know that Kenya’s politics is not dependent on him and he should not take his move to withdrawal from the 2017 elections as a threat to the government to coerce it into disbanding the IEBC. It is Kenyans who vote for leaders, not the IEBC,” Kuria said.

“The election will go on as planned and his (Raila’s) absence will not stop the election,” he said.

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He also called on the opposition to stop criticising the government and instead focus on the good things that the Jubilee government has done.

“Does it mean that for more than two years Cord has never noticed any positive change Jubilee government has done? They should focus on what the government is doing for the people and stop inciting the public,” he added.

Kuria urged Raila to take make his political decision without dragging the IEBC or any other commission into it.

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