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NASA inciting public against the Judiciary, Tuju says

Jubilee Party secretary general- Raphael Tuju

Jubilee Party secretary general has accused the opposition of intimidating the Judiciary and inciting the public against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Tuju said that the National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders should desist from ‘keeping this country on the edge’.

He said the opposition, especially the Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) has been facing internal crisis and that was ‘why they were looking for diversion’.

NASA had threatened to boycott the general elections, if the IEBC goes ahead to appeal against a decision of the High Court, which ruled that the results announced at polling stations are final-during a rally at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.

The Electoral body argues that the law empowers the chairman, who is also the presidential retuning officer, verifies the results as sent from the 290 polling stations.

The head of the party secretariat termed about 300 cases filed at the Political Parties Tribunal by the ODM as some of the crisis facing the party.

“One minute they talk of having about 10 million votes and the next they are talking about boycotting the general elections” Tuju said during a press conference at the JP headquarters.

He complained that it is the same party that incited Kenyans in hounding the IEBC commissioners out of office and causing property damage and deaths in December 2016.

Tuju said that the leaders had disregarded the rule of law hence undermining investor confidence by calling for mass action.

He further rubbished the report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights that showed Jubilee had the highest cases of voter bribery at 59 per cent, terming it ‘total hogwash’.

“I challenge the KNCHR who uses public funds from the government to give us the sampling methodology and the number sampled so that we can see how they arrived at those numbers” Tuju said.

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