The Azimio – One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga has brought businesses at Kibera Primary Polling Station to a standstill as thousands of coalition supporters flocked roads with pro-azimio chants while escorting the former prime minister to cast his vote.
“Baba the fifth, Baba the fifth, Baba the fifth” chants flared the air as Raila was accompanied by Nairobi women representative Esther Passaris among other Azimio – One Kenya allied legislators.
Raila later addressed the media after casting the vote as he rallied Kenyans eligible to vote to uphold their constitutional rights and elect leaders of their choice freely and fairly.
“I want to urge Kenyans who are eligible to vote to go and exercise their constitutional rights to elect their leaders of choice freely and fairly without being intimidated” he said.
He also exuded confidence in Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for exercising the highest level of electoral decency to allow electorates to elect leaders of their choice.
“IEBC officials are doing tremendous work and we hope that the will of the people will not be subverted by any form of irregularities” he added.
Deputy President William Ruto on the other hand casted his vote as early as 6:30am in home turf where he was accompanied by his spouse, Mama Rachel Ruto.
Speaking after casting his vote, the second in command who has constantly continued to engage in brawl exchange of words with his boss, Uhuru Kenyatta, rallied electorates to turn out in large numbers and elect leaders of their choice, rather than taking the backseat to allow other people elect leaders on their behalf.
“Kenyans should know that voting is their constitutional right and they should not wait for other people to elect for them leaders. Let them come out in large numbers and exercise their constitutional mandate” Ruto addressed the media after voting.