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Uhuru blames Raila for sparking post-election violence

President Uhuru Kenyatta has blamed ODM leader Raila Odinga of being at the centre of the 2007/8 post-election violence.

The President said the Abagusii were among communities that were affected by the violence.

President Kenyatta said Internally Displaced People from the community will be compensated next month.

“Raila was at the centre of the 2007 chaos in which Kenyans fought but he blamed it on Ruto,” he told a gathering of leaders at Nyanturago Stadium in Kisii county.

Yeye ndio aliwasha moto (He is the one who lit the fire,” he said calling for national reconciliation.

President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were among the six Kenyans who were charged in connection with the violence at the International Criminal Court.

They cases were however terminated

A grievance that Abagusii IDPs were not compensated featured prominently in day two of his tour of Nyamira and Kisii counties, with leaders asking the President to address the matter.