I’m not to blame for your loss, Uhuru tells Jubilee losers -VIDEO
President Uhuru Kenyatta has told politicians who lost in the just concluded Jubilee Party primaries to stop blaming him.
While addressing a group of leaders who paid him a courtesy call at State House Nairobi, the President also stressed that the results of the fortnight-long volatile nominations were a reflection of the will of the people.
“Some of you are now fighting me, and I am wondering why, because all I said is we go for the nominations to decide our (Jubilee Party’s) best candidate. So when the voter tells you to go home, what have I done wrong? (audience claps). Surely what have I done wrong and yet I didn’t even leave this (State) house (to go and vote)? It is the voter who said he/she is tired of you and wants another person, so why are you blaming me? (laughs),” said the head of state.
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A number of bigwigs were floored during the nominations, including Peter Kenneth, Margaret Wanjiru, William Kabogo, Mary Wambui, Kabando wa Kabando and John Mututho, among others.
Kenneth, who lost to Mike Sonko, has, however, come out to blame the shambolic way the exercise was conducted for his loss.
For his part, Governor Kabogo, who was trounced by streetwise politician Ferdinand Waititu Babayao said “high political forces” were responsible for his defeat.
Ms Wanjiru, meanwhile, alleged a plot to rig her out during the exercise, after she was arrested and locked up overnight on polling day, and later charged with creating disturbance and destruction of property.