William Ruto blames opposition for Kenya poll violence

Nairobi, Kenya – Kenya’s deputy president has blamed the opposition coalition and its leader for the violence witnessed in the East African country following disputed polls.

Speaking to Al Jazeera on Sunday, William Ruto said that an opposition militia was responsible for the killings since Thursday’s presidential election rerun.

“Because of the obvious defeat our competitors were facing, they decided to organise violence. This violence was not spontaneous, it was organised violence. And the violence was supposed to prevent election officials and materials from getting to polling stations,” he said.

“Mr Odinga knew for sure if these election materials got to the polling stations, as it did in two constituency in Nyanza, people will vote. He organised militia to erect barricades and prevent election officials and materials from getting to polling stations.”

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