Jubilee blames CORD for Mungiki threat on Mutunga


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KENYA: Jubilee Alliance leaders have asked their rivals in the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) to explain the alleged threats to Chief Justice Willy Mutunga by Mungiki members.

Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and running mate William Ruto said it was in public domain that CORD had a working relationship with former Mungiki members, led by its former leader Maina Njenga.

Uhuru demanded speedy investigations and the outcome made known to Kenyans.

“We want to know who is behind this. The CJ said clearly he was threatened by Mungiki, and you all know who former Mungiki leaders have formed a coalition with,” he said.

Addressing a crowd at Nanyuki Central Park, formerly known as Kanu Ground, they said Kenyans are civilised and keen on whatever was unfolding.


Ruto said it was primitive for anybody to threaten any Kenyan or any human being.

“We reject all forms of threats, intimidation and blackmail. It is barbaric, primitive and a thing of the past,” said Ruto.

He took a swipe at Immigration Minister Otieno Kajwang’ over claims the CJ was stopped at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport while heading to Tanzania.

“Let this man Kajwang’ tell Kenyans the differences he has with the CJ. He owes Kenyans an explanation since the immigration officer who stopped the CJ is under his ministry,” said Ruto.

The URP leader said CORD leadership had panicked in their campaigns after all their schemes – which included towing them to the International Criminal Court, backed by Western governments and using pollsters to indicate Jubilee is trailing – failed.

“The pollsters were saying they are ahead of us but I have heard they are now saying we are at level. But let me tell them, we are ahead and we urge them to watch this space,” said Ruto.

“The same leader who made this allegation is the Prime Minister of Kenya, while his running mate is the Vice-President,” said Ruto.

Uhuru and Ruto were accompanied by Nairobi senator and women representative candidates Mike ‘Sonko’ Mbuvi and Rachael Shebesh, URP Chairman Francis ole Kaparo, and Sports Assistant Minister Kabando wa Kabando, among others.

Meanwhile, Jubilee alliance leaders have come to the defence of head of civil service Francis Kimemia against claims that he was intimidating members of the provincial administration to campaign for them.

Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto accused their rivals of Cord alliance of sensing defeat and that was why they were pointing a finger at Kimemia.

The two said that the civil servants were protected by the Constitution and knew their rights.


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