A tough-talking President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto slammed the Supreme Court and questioned the invalidation of the election. Speaking when they met elected governors and MCAs in State House Nairobi on Saturday, President Uhuru threatened to “deal with” the Judiciary once he is reelected in the repeat poll.
“Even if you are so stupid, ask yourself something: The people elected an MCA, results were transmitted, and no one asked questions. Those of MPs and senators were transmitted, and no one asked questions and they have been sworn in,". “Those of governors were transmitted, no one asked questions. Now how do four people and wake up and say there was a technicality in the transmission of the results of the President only? How?” asked a seemingly infuriated President Kenyatta.
“We shall revisit this thing. We clearly have a problem. Who even elected you? Were you? We have a problem and we must fix it,” he said. “The Supreme Court sat and decided that they are the ones with a bigger power than the 15 million Kenyans who woke up, queued in lines, and voted for their preferred presidential candidate. As a Supreme Court, they cannot annul the wishes of the people. And we will revisit this thing,” he said.
He added: “Look me in the eye and see that me being desirous of people living in peace does not in any mean I am coward. We are not.”
Deputy President Ruto echoed President Uhuru's sentiments and vowed to review the matter once re-elected. “When this is done, we shall interrogate everything, how a Supreme Court overturned the will of Kenyans on the basis of things that have nothing to do with how they voted, on some technicality. Hiyo ni upuzi (That is stupidity),” said DP Ruto.
Ruto accused the Raila Odinga-led opposition of attempting to negotiate for "nusu mkate" government. “We want to tell you this: We won the election fair and square. And we are unapologetic about it. We will not succumb to any intimidation from the court to forego our win. We won,” said Mr Ruto.