Post-election violence: President blames Raila for 2007 chaos
President Uhuru Kenyatta has blamed Raila Odinga for the 2007 post-election violence that left over 1,300 dead and thousands others displaced.
Speaking in Kisii Wednesday, Uhuru deprecated Raila’s ’40 against one’ campaign theme saying it ignited the 2007 election violence.
“He has already started the hate campaign of 40 against two,” he pointed, urging Kisii residents to forgive and move on.
“If there are communities that fought the most, it is the Kikuyu and Kalenjin. But today the President is a Kikuyu and the Deputy is a Kalenjin. We must forgive each other,” he said.
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The President further accused the opposition of dragging Kenya’s economy behind.
In response, Raila has chided Uhuru saying he was desperate for Kisii votes.
“We understand the desperation of the President for something to hang on to and re-energise his depressed 2013 voting bloc,” he said, urging him to focus on compensating the 2007 post-election violence victims.