President Kenyatta has defended his criticism of the Supreme Court for overturning his re-election, saying he has “a right” to do so.
Speaking during campaigns in Kajiado County on Tuesday, Mr Kenyatta reiterated his claim that the top court in the land ignored the will of the people to “please one man”, in reference to the petitioner Raila Odinga.
“I am angry because I was wronged. They wrongfully overturned my victory. We should tell the truth,” he said during a vote-hunt rally in Kiserian.
He said while he respected the court’s decision, he knows he “fairly” won the August 8 presidential poll by more 1.4 million votes.
He accused Mr Odinga of using his criticism of Mr Maraga to incite the Kisii community against him and Jubilee Party.
“Raila is simply inciting the Kisiis by misleading them that I’m blaming the CJ simply because he’s a Kisii. I am just expressing my opinion,” he said.
“They should leave me alone. When he criticised Matiang’i (for deploying police to maintain order after poll), didn’t he know he is a Kisii?”