, NYANDARUA, Kenya, Apr 14 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has sharply criticised CORD leader Raila Odinga for the remarks he made in France on Wednesday over the ICC case.
The President said it was wrong for an individual to plan to frame innocent people to get political power.
He said it is illogical for a person to go to foreign capitals and talk negatively of his motherland.
“It is God who gives people authority and one doesn’t need to falsely accuse others to ascend to power,” said the President.
“When I tried and failed the first time in 2002, I accepted defeat and waited and by God’s grace am now leading the nation,” he said.
The Opposition leader had said that the ICC cases against the President and DP collapsed because witnesses were interfered with and the international court was intimidated.
President Kenyatta was speaking in Nyandarua County when he addressed the public at various centres when he inaugurated and commissioned various development projects implemented by the Jubilee Government.
President Kenyatta pointed out that for six years, various groups tried to fix them at International Criminal Court but failed because they were innocent.
“ICC has declared that we have no case to answer. Who are you to start questioning that,” President Kenyatta asked.
Deputy President William Ruto said only bizarre people can plan to jail innocent people so as to get leadership.
“There is no greater impunity than those who plan to jail innocent people for political reasons,” said the Deputy President.
Ruto pointed out that those who had framed them had the intention of getting them jailed so as take the country’s political leadership.
The President said now that all cases are over, his government will resettle Integrated IDPs soonest possible to allow them continue in their daily economic development activities.
President Kenyatta however stressed that only genuine ones will benefit from the programme.
He said integrated IDPs will be compensated even if they didn’t go to IDP camps and instead they were hosted by families and friends.
The President said the national government will set aside 70 percent of funds to build the Nyandarua County headquarters.
Nyandarua is a special case county, he said, because it didn’t inherit any colonial infrastructure like many other counties.