Mudavadi tells Uhuru to tolerate criticism


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Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi on Thursday told President Uhuru Kenyatta to accept criticism from the Opposition, saying it was not a threat to national security.

Reacting to President Kenyatta’s warning on Wednesday that leaders inciting violence will be arrested, Mr Mudavadi said the Head of State had misread the criticism.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta is overreacting to critics. He is deliberately misreading criticism in order to demonise the Opposition.

“There is nothing in Raila’s statement that threatens violence. He merely warned an increasingly panicked Jubilee not to plant seeds for violence to germinate,” he said.

The ANC leader said the President’s reaction was aimed at intimidating his critics.

ODM leader Raila Odinga recently accused Jubilee of hatching a plot to rig the 2017 elections by registering foreigners to vote using the National Intelligence Agency.

Mr Odinga has also vowed that he will not accept the results of a rigged election.

President Kenyatta warned that anyone planning chaos before elections will be arrested.

He claimed the Cord leader was making rigging claims as he is bent on causing chaos if he lost elections.

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