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Kenya Kwanza against bill to amend election laws

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[Deputy President William Ruto. Photo/DPPS].

The Kenya Kwanza alliance that comprise of United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford Kenya party has vehemently opposed any attempts to block the live streaming of elections results.

While on their political tour in Voi, Taita Taveta County on Friday, Deputy President William Ruto, ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula said the bill is detrimental to the democratic space in the country.

DP Ruto said the plans by some few quarters pushing for ODM Leader Raila Odinga presidential bid wants to interfere with the Kenya’s democratic space.

“If you want Raila to become the Kenyan’s president they try campaigning for him and don’t use dubious means to steal the election,” noted Ruto.

Ruto said none of Kenyans will support such detrimental bills or laws and it may trigger political violence in the country.

Hidden agenda

“It is very clear that there is a hidden agenda in this particular issue, we need those behind it to consider the welfare of Kenyans first and stop imposing on them a preferred presidential candidate,” said Ruto.

His sentiments have been backed by ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi who cautioned all those behind the bill to immediately stop if they have Kenyan matters at heart.

“We should be very careful, this country should not be ruled as a private property but a county for all of us,” he said.

Mudavadi teared into those propagating for such a bill saying they are being politically misused and misguided at the expense of Kenyans.

“We want to caution the majority leader at the National Assembly Amos Kimunya to clearly know that by achieving the ugly process, this county will be at a very delicate situation, we must enjoy the democratic space,” he added.

The ANC party leader appealed to Taita Taveta residents not to be divided by selfish political leaders who lack any development agenda for the nation but instead work with the ‘Kenya Kwanza’ alliance.

“We have to work together so that we floor these people, let’s remain focused and unbowed so that we disentangle ourselves from the current leadership,” Mudavadi told residents.

Speaking at the same rally, Ford-Kenya Part Leader Moses Wetangula also urged Taita Taveta residents to work with ‘Kenya Kwanza’ alliance so as to realise their dream of having a different development oriented leadership.

Vigorous campaigns

The Kenya Kwanza alliance later traversed the region to Kilifi County where they met locals pushed on with their ‘Kenya Kwanza’, Bottom up economic model as well as the Pesa Mfukoni agenda.

[ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi. Photo/Courtesy].

Ruto, Mudavadi and Wetangula are expected in Kwale tomorrow to launch different development and political campaigns before camping at the Tononoka grounds in Mombasa for their mega political rally.

Meanwhile, political leaders allied to Azimio la Umoja political movement will hold a parallel rally at Mvita Primary grounds in Mombasa Island as well.

Led by Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir the leaders among the Jomvu MP Badi Twalib and Mombasa county Woman representative Asha Hussein said they will camp at Mvita grounds to campaign for ODM Leader Raila Odinga’s presidential bid.