Raila answers Uhuru brilliantly – VIDEO
Nasa leader, Raila Odinga, on Friday evening had the perfect answer to President Uhuru Kenyatta following a ruling by the Supreme Court which nullified the August presidential elections.
Mr Odinga, who famously coined the phrase ‘Vifaranga vya computer’, told off President Kenyatta for referring to the six-judge bench the delivered the Friday morning ruling as ‘thugs’ (wakora).
The opposition leader instead placed the blame squarely on top officials of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) who over saw the nullified elections.
“I saw the President talking about six people, subverting the will of 42 million Kenyans. Let him also know that two plus another four, in IEBC, are six, and those six cannot subvert the will of the people,” Odinga said.
Mr Odinga further pointed an accusing finger at the CEO Ezra Chiloba, Directors Immaculate Kassait, Commissioner in charge of ICT Prof Abdi Yakub Guliye, Head of Legal affairs Praxidis Tororey, Ms Betty Nyabuto of Operations and John Muhati of IT as the co-conspirators in what he termed as criminal schemes.
The opposition leader said the Supreme Court decision to nullify the presidential election had put on trial international observers “who moved fast to sanitize fraud.”
The hundreds of international observers included former US Secretary of State John Kerry, who led the Carter Center’s election observation mission, and former presidents John Mahama (Ghana) and Thabo Mbeki (South Africa).
Others were former Prime Minister of Senegal Aminata Touré co-led the Carter Center’s election observation mission.
Mr Mbeki led the Africa Union mission while Mr Mahama led the Commonwealth mission.
They all gave the election a clean bill of health, with Nasa leader Raila Odinga at some point telling CNN: “shame on him (Kerry)!”
Mr Odinga further said the role of international observers must be examined because they put stability ahead of credibility.