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Raila's rigging claims 'driven by overwhelming sense of defeat'

07 January 2016, 20:08 Arap yego

Nairobi - Jubilee MPs have come out strongly to denounce claims by opposition chief Raila Odinga that there are plans to rig the 2017 general elections.

National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale and TNA Chairman Johnson Sakaja Wednesday led over ten MPs in denying the allegations made by Raila on Tuesday and instead explained that the Cord leader is panicking after realizing  that he will be floored by President Uhuru Kenyatta in the coming polls.

"Whenever this county gets to elections, Raila Odinga driven by an overwhelming sense of defeat begins to make wild, irresponsible and unsubstantiated statements to create fear and panic," said Duale.

He pointed out that Raila has sensed defeat and is now preparing his supporters to reject the outcome of the elections violently, like he has done in the past.

 Sakaja warned the former Prime Minister that his plan to cause mayhem in the country by rejecting the election outcome will fail. 

Read Also:  Raila: A political cheat or timely saviour for Kenyans?

"We want to warn the Cord coalition and Raila in particular that their scheme to cause mayhem and chaos will not succeed," cautioned Sakaja.

He added: "This is nothing new of Raila we know; cheap theatrics, fear mongering and crying wolf are an integral part of his brand. His unwarranted attacks on IEBC, Judiciary and Executive are aimed at creating a credibility crisis with an aim of leading the country to chaos."

The press conference was convened to respond to Raila Odinga’s Tuesday sharp criticism of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee government over its inability to fight and stop rampant corruption.

Among the allegations the opposition chief had made of the government was that Jubilee is the most corrupt administration the country has ever had since  independence.

“This is the most corrupt administration in our history— and that is no mean feat. They have borrowed billions which they have squandered and stolen,” said Raila in his state of the nation address.

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