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Uhuru warns NASA over poll ‘disruption’

By Judy Maina,

NAIROBI: President Uhuru Kenyatta warned individuals who will attempt to undermine the October 26 repeat presidential election.

His Wednesday warning followed the recent incidents where Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials were attacked while preparing for the coming poll.

“Whoever will try to stop the elections, by attacking IEBC officials, firm action will be taken against them. We cannot allow a few individuals to destroy our country,” the President was quoted by Daily Nation at a Jubilee rally in Nanyuki on Wednesday.

He said government would increase security of IEBC staff who he said are being intimidated by the opposition.

“Anyone who will attempt to disrupt the election or attack election officials will be dealt with regardless of your position. You cannot stop a democratic process,” he said.

On Wednesday, a mob disrupted IEBC training workshop in Kisumu.  The youth disrupted the meeting, vandalized chairs and tents. President Kenyatta told Kenyans to turn up in big numbers and vote on October 26.

He told the opposition leader Raila Odinga to stop “inciting Kenyans” not to participate in the election, saying his remarks equal to denying Kenyans their right to vote.

“We are telling Raila you have a right to boycott the election but Kenyans have a right to vote.

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