Raila responds to Ruto over attempted coup claims at Bomas of Kenya during the declaration of presidential results.
President William Ruto’s allegations that there was an attempt to thwart popular will after he won the election on August 9 were debunked by Azimio leader Raila Odinga.
Speaking in Mombasa County on Sunday, January 8, Raila referred to Ruto as delusional adding that the government would have not overthrown itself since he had not yet ascended to office.
Raila added that nothing would have prevented his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta from toppling him in any case.
“That is a fallacy. How could the government have done a coup against itself? If they wanted to, who would have prevented them from doing so?” he posed.
Mr. Odinga intimated that Uhuru had made it clear from the start that he desired a peaceful election, which his government would steer clear from.
“Uhuru Kenyatta had said that the wanted a free and fair election and that his government would not interfere with it. What happened is known to the public,” Odinga stated.
During a joint press interview on January 4, Ruto claimed that there were plans for a state capture and that they even involved the military that he now leads.
“The events of August 15 were horrible because even the military, a sacred institution had been roped into the scheme to sabotage the will of the people of Kenya,” the President stated.
“There is the gospel according to Mathew (Wafula Chebukati), Siant Mark (Juliana Cherera), and Luke (Jackson Ole Sapit), and there is the gospel according to Saint John.
“Saint John will lift the lid on what exactly happened at the Bomas of Kenya. Many are waiting for me to speak but I will wait for him to speak before I do,” he explained.