The Star (Nairobi)

18 February 2013

Kenya: Mudavadi Calls for Impartial State Officers

AMANI Coalition presidential candidate Musalia Mudavadi has asked state officers not to interfere with the March 4 general election. "We are asking our state officers to be impartial as pertains to next month's elections and let Kenyans decide who to elect the fourth president," he said.

Mudavadi was addressing residents outside the Salvation Army Church in Kisii at the start of his two-day campaign tour in Kisii and Nyamira.

His sentiments come a day after his Cord counterpart Raila Ondinga accused chief of general staff Julius Karangi, civil service boss Francis Kimenia and NSIS director Michael Gichangi of trying to sway the elections.

Mudavadi was accompanied by his running mate Jeremiah Kioni, former Nyaribari Chache MP Robert Monda, George Nyamweya and Zadock Oguttu who are vying for Kisii senator and governor on a UDF ticket.

He asked Kenyans to engage in peaceful campaigns. Mudavadi drummed support for his coalition saying it stands for peace while his opponents are only engaging in comedy.

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