President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya would have burst into flames if anything had happened to Raila Odinga after his chopper was smashed by organized militia in the Rift Valley.
Speaking on Sunday afternoon after attending a church service in Nairobi’s Pipeline area, the Head of State condemned the attack on the ODM leader plus his entourage and went ahead to call on politicians to desist from using abusive and inciting language while asking for votes.
”Tufanye siasa zetu kwa njia za utulivu. Hata huko kwetu Ichaweri wanakuja kunitukania kwa mlango yangu. Nawaangalia tu nasema sina shida…Kwasababu mtu anafikiria ni matusi itampa kura. Ngoja watajionea,” President Uhuru said.
”Ulienda kule ukapiga ndege ya Baba. Unapiga ndege imekufanyia nini. Kama kitu ingetokea hapo na hio jiwe lipige huyo mzee, si hiyo moto ingekua imewaka hapa Kenya?” the Head of State posed, while also saying it was his democratic right like every Kenyan to pick a leader of his chooce.
”Mimi nkisema naunga Baba mkono, sisemi mwingine ni mbaya. Mimi nasema kura yangu moja najua pahali iende. Hio ni haki yangu na sijakosea. Kura ni kuomba.”
This was the first time President Uhuru was speaking publicly following William Ruto’s visit to his Ichaweri village two weeks ago.
On Friday, Raila Odinga escaped unhurt after a group of more than 100 youth ambushed his entourage in Kabanes and stoned his chopper, smashing the windshield.