The Second in Command William Ruto's allies have on Sunday, August 7, protested President Uhuru Kenyatta's decision to grant an interview to vernacular stations broadcasting in the Kikuyu language.
A number of radio and TV stations including Kameme FM, Kameme TV, Inooro FM, Inooro TV, Meru TV, Coro FM, Wimwaro FM, Gukena FM, among others announced that Uhuru would be address the Mt Kenya region in a special exclusive interview starting at 6 p.m on Sunday evening. The programme is expected to run as from 6PM to 8PM.
However, the DP Ruto-led strategists have taken to social media, criticizing the move as they argue it will be a campaign tactic aimed at allowing the Head of State to continue rallying support for Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga. This comes just a day after the national campaigns were put to an end.
Literally, the Head of State being the Chairman of the Azimio One-Kenya coalition, it would be more unlikely that he drums support for Raila Odinga as it would bound to IEBC's gazetted regulation on parties and candidates not to campaign 48 hours before the election.
A number of Deputy President's foot soldiers like Hon Irungu Kang'ata, Dennis Itumbi have called upon the IEBC to monitor the situation.
“Dear Chebukati, Azimio chairman intends to violate this law today. I have annexed the evidence of the intention. I hereby formally inform you of that intention and, if the intention is actualised, please take action," wrote Kang'ata.
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