Raila tempting government to arrest him, says Kiraithe
07 October 2016, 08:27
Nairobi - Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe has said Opposition Raila Odinga is 'tempting' them to arrest him.
During a press briefing on Thursday, Kiraithe said Raila wants to earn political mileage ahead of the 2017 poll.
"On Saturday the leader of ODM was reported calling on his supporters from around the country to take up arms and forcibly eject IEBC commissioners from their offices," said Kiraithe.
"Of course the motive was to get himself arrested and thus justify a notion that the government of the day is suppressing the opposition."
Kiraithe said the country should remain cautious as can easily plunge into chaos.
"We know there are circles that would wish for violence and chaos to avoid a legitimate defeat in a free and fair democratic election," the spokesperson added.
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