I am ready to be sworn in if Raila boycotts elections-Uhuru


President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that should the opposition leader Raila Odinga boycott the repeat polls, he is ready to be sworn in.

The repeat elections are scheduled to be held on October 17 election after the Supreme Court ordered fresh elections after nullifying President Uhuru’s re-election.

Mr Uhuru told supporters on Saturday at a rally in Uhuru park that should the NASA flagbearer boycott the polls, he is ready to march to Kasarani Sports Complex and be sworn in for his second and final term.

“If he (Odinga) is not ready or doesn’t want to compete in the elections there is no problem. We will head to Kasarani and take oath of office,” President Kenyatta said.

The Head of State also decried the Supreme Court ruling which nullified his re-election during the August 8 elections.

“I felt so much pain when my victory was taken away. It is like passing an exam and someone says you did not pass. I’m ready to sit the exam again,” he said.


Mr Kenyatta also took shots at Mr Odinga’s plea for money to help in the campaigns saying that former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero was was diverting funds meant for projects in Nairobi to NASA and now that he is no longer in office, their source of funds has been cut off.

Speaking at the rally, Deputy President William Ruto questioned Mr Odinga’s academic credentials, claiming this could be the reason he has asked for the national exams to be deferred.