National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has taken a swipe at Deputy President William Ruto, saying that he suffers from amnesia.
Speaking during an interview Al Jazeera, the former Prime Minister described the nullified presidential election as an injustice, maintaining that he defeated President Uhuru in the August 8th elections and that the numbers were manipulated.
The Orange Democratic Movement leader also applauded the Supreme court's decision to overturn the poll, saying it was the right thing.
Asked about his thoughts about Deputy President William Ruto’s criticism of him as a person who is unable to win elections and that he was threatening Kenyans with violence, chaos, bloodshed and anarchy; the opposition leader said that the deputy president seemed to be suffering from amnesia. "Ruto basically suffers from amnesia. In 2007 he was with me. He was in the front line fighting against the rigging of the election.” ”Mr Ruto lives in denial. Because he himself witnessed election rigging first hand,” Odinga said.
The former premier also noted that the opposition was disappointed in election observers as they gave the poll a clean bill of health saying it was credible, and even questioned their role in observing elections. He singled out observers like John Mahama, the Ghana’s president, saying that failed to disclose that he had conflict of interests as President Uhuru Kenyatta was his personal friend.
The Nasa flag bearer reassured that if he losses fairly, he would concede and tell his supporters that they lost fairly. He however said that if there would be rigging he would exercise his constitutional right to peacefully demonstrate and picket.