President Uhuru Kenyatta has hit out at the opposition National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga over his demands to have the 17th October fresh presidential election date changed.
The Head of State said that it was presumptuous of Raila Odinga to think that he can direct the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission on when to hold the election.
“There is no legal requirement that Raila be consulted. I was neither consulted, Kenya doesn’t belong to one man,” said the President.
On Tuesday, the former Prime Minister said he was consulted by the electoral commission while deciding the election date, saying that Nasa will not accept the date.
Raila also claimed that President Uhuru's party was the one who set the October 17th date and not IEBC, and therefore would not accept it.
Raila and his team proposed that the fresh poll be conducted on 24th October or 31st October instead.
Addressing Western Kenya leaders in a meeting at the State House on Tuesday in Nairobi, President Uhuru also sought to mollify the Kisii community, after some of its leaders took issue with his attacks on Chief Justice David Maraga following the nullification of his victory.
Uhuru accused the opposition of trying to exploit the situation in their campaigns in the region on Tuesday.
We have no problem with the people of Kisii and Nyamira. We disagree with the ruling of the court, not the community,” said President Uhuru.
On Monday, the Nyamira county leaders demanded an apology from President Kenyatta for his name-calling of Maraga, who hails grom the region.