Africa-Press – Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s first cousin Captain (Rtd) Kung’u Muigai condemned the Azimio La Umoja meeting for the newly-elected members of parliament at the KICC on Saturday, August 13, that was addressed by Martha Karua.
He stated that such meetings should not be held when the final results are yet to be announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission – IEBC. In his opinion, political meetings at such a time can cause confusion among Kenyans.
Speaking to Muoroto Fm, he went on to ask Uhuru, to call out organizers of such meetings in the interest of peace in the country.
Also, he insisted that Kenya is still Uhuru’s responsibility before he hands over to the incoming president.
“You ought to condemn the activities that have been carried out at the KICC, and add that the meeting was not supposed to be held. You are still possession of the presidential sword of power,” he stated.
Kung’u added that members of Azimio are aware of the results, noting that Kenya together with the world knows the outcome of the Tuesday 9 polls.
Muigai opined that it is dangerous for anyone to declare themselves as winners since it is the mandate of the electoral agency.
He lauded the Wafula Chebukati-led commission for transparency by granting access to portal with Forms 34As and 34Bs.
In an early press briefing, the IEBC chairman stated that anyone was allowed to tally the results but the electoral body was exclusively mandated to announce the results, since he was the Presidential Returning Officer.
The Kikuyu National Council of Elders Patron lauded the people of Mt Kenya for voting in large numbers. In conclusion, he asked Kenyans to keep calm and maintain peace as they wait for the results.
“I know the people, believe me, I want to tell them to know that God has helped us and they should keep calm. When the results will be announced we will be happy,” he emphasized.
Kung’u Muigai has previously clashed with Uhuru claiming that Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s founding President, warned the region against collaborating with the Odinga family.
In the run-up to the August 9 elections, the outspoken elder also castigated Uhuru for his public outbursts and war of words with his Deputy, William Ruto.
Ruto, a front-runner in the presidential race, had sensationally claimed that the Head of State had was after his family and allies.