President-elect William Ruto has warned cartels and brokers ahead of his swearing-in on Tuesday, September 13.
Speaking during an interdenominational church service at Maua Stadium in Meru, the incoming president promised to deal with cartels immediately after assuming the top office.
Ruto asked the business people not to worry about such people as he is determined to deal with them.
“Msikue na wasi wasi na biashara, wale brokers na cartels wasiwatishe, mimi mmenipatia kiboko, hawa watu nitawanyorosha
“Once I put the bible down after being sworn in, I’m coming for them. If you know any of them, alert them,” Ruto said.
Elsewhere, Azimio la Umoja coalition had addressed alleged disappearance of money meant for hiring agents during the August 9 polls.
Amid claims that the money was misappropriated, Raila Odinga Presidential Campaign Secretariat Spokesperson Makau Mutua issued a statement dismissing the same.
Makau also defended Suna East MP Junet Mohamed against claims that he squandered the money arguing that he was the campaign leader and not in charge of the funds.
“We have seen shameful and disgusting attacks on some members of our Campaign on the question of agents. Defamatory and obviously false allegations of the misappropriation of campaign funds are flying on social media. Specifically, I have seen scurrilous attacks on Hon. Junet Mohamed accusing him of misappropriating funds meant for agents
“Let me state without equivocation that Hon Mohamed was a campaign lead in the field supporting the Rt Hon. Raila Odinga. He at no time-even once-handled funds meant for agents. Nor did Mr Mohamed have anything whatsoever to do with the management of agents,” read the statement.
Mutua also refuted claims that Azimio did not hire enough agents, saying that agents hired during the voting period did their job as required.
He argued that ensuring a free and fair election was not part of their mandate.
“Importantly, let me state clearly that the issue of agents was not the cause of a bungled election. We must appreciate that it is not the responsibility of candidates to protect the vote, or conduct a free and fair elections
“That constitutional duty lies squarely with the IEBC working in concert with relevant institutions. No one should blame Azimio or our candidates for stolen votes or a fatally flawed election,” Mutua added.
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