Uhuru Kenyatta blames Raila Odinga for 2007/08 poll chaos

What you need to know:

  • Mr Odinga said President Kenyatta knew the truth about who was responsible for the chaos that followed the disputed 2007 elections.
  • President Kenyatta said the Abagusii were among the communities affected by the violence and that internally displaced persons in the region will be compensated next month.
  • In a statement, Mr Odinga said President Kenyatta and his entourage, which included Mr Ruto, were to blame for the post election violence.
  • The 2007 turmoil uprooted more than 650,000 people from their homes and cost businesses billions of shillings.

The post election violence of 10 years ago is back on the political agenda, with the President and his main challenger trading accusations as to who bore responsibility.


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