Kenyatta warns opposition As Kenyans head to the polls

By Ritah Kemigisa:

As Kenyans head to the poll today, President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged all Kenyans to turn out in big numbers and exercise their constitutional and democratic right to vote for their next president.

Addressing the nation last night, Kenyatta assured those who do not wish to vote today that their rights are protected by the law and constitution.

He however warned those who intend to disrupt the election and infringe on the right of those who want to vote to do so according to the constitution, vowing not to allow the country to go into anarchy if the constitution is defied.

Kenyatta meanwhile says security personnel have been heavily deployed to ensure the safety of all the people in Kenya.

The Supreme Court annulled the original election in August, saying there had been “irregularities and illegalities”.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga is boycotting the re-run, saying nothing has changed.

He has instead asked all NASA supporters to boycott the election by holding prayers away from polling stations or stay at home as Kenya holds what he has termed as a “sham repeat presidential election”.