Editor's Review

“We do not need the chiefs, assistant chiefs or administration to win this election," Raila Odinga.

Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga has responded after Deputy President William Ruto alleged in viral videos that some state officials were arranging meetings with local administrators to disrupt and rig the upcoming polls.

Speaking during a campaign rally in Kisumu on Thursday, the former Prime Minister stated that he did not need the backing of State to win in the election.

Raila maintained that his camp will win the election through the votes of the people of Kenya adding that Kenyans will vote for Azimio next Tuesday.

“We do not need the chiefs, assistant chiefs or administration to win this election. We will win this election through the vote of the people of Kenya. There is no doubt in my mind that on August 9 Tuesday next week, the people of Kenya are going to vote for Azimio,” Raila stated.

DP William Ruto.

His remarks come after the DP viral clips alleged that there were officials from the Office of the President who he claimed were meeting with chiefs at night to scheme violence in the upcoming polls.

The Deputy President alleged that the officials were asking the chiefs to look for people in every polling station to cause chaos and rig the election.

However, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji on Thursday directed the Inspector General of Police (IG) Hilary Mutyambai to investigate the authenticity of the clips.

“The alleged remarks and/or alleged doctored/altered video clips are capable of propagating ethnic incitement, vilification of others or incitement to cause harm contrary to Article 33(2) of the constitution,” read part of the DPP’s letter to the IG.