President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto on Wednesday met a delegation of leaders from Kisii and Nyamira counties at State House, Nakuru.
Uhuru said he disagreed with the Supreme Court that nullified his election, but that does not mean he has a problem with the whole Abagusii community.
“I have no problem with Abagusii, I have a problem with the old man (Chief Justice David Maraga) and the decision delivered by his court,” he said.
He accused National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga of spreading hate in rallies in Kisii and Nyamira counties after the ruling.
He said he was angered by the Supreme Court ruling and openly expressed his disagreement with its decision.
“I am hurt and angry, did he expect me to be happy and laughing. I have to defend myself… I have to say the truth because I am human otherwise I will be pretending. How would you feel if your victory is taken away from you,” he asked.
He thanked the community for voting for Jubilee in the August 8 elections and said he will soon campaign in Kisii and Nyamira. He urged the community to vote for him again on October 17.
Ruto accused Raila of engaging in divisive and tribal politics saying Jubilee has no problem with CJ Maraga but only disagreed with the court’s ruling.
“What case do we have with Maraga? Did we take Kisiis to court? We don’t have a problem with Kisiis… the only thing we said is we had an issue with the judgment. Raila is spreading propaganda that Jubilee is fighting Kisiis,” Ruto said.
Earlier, elected leaders and politicians from the Gusii community present at the meeting promised to campaign for President Kenyatta in the repeat presidential elections.