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Uhuru Leaves Raila on His Own as What the President Will Not Do for Odinga is Revealed

It has emerged that President Uhuru Kenyatta has left ODM leader Raila Odinga on his own in the Azimio campaigns. It was expected that Uhuru Kenyatta would start vote hunting for the Azimio presidential candidiate. However, Uhuru Kenyatta's allies have indicated that the president would not hit the campaign trail.

It was also expected that the president would attend the unveiling of Martha Karua to deputise Raila Odinga. But the president missed the event. It is reported that President Uhuru Kenyatta was out of the country and that is why he did not join the Azimio team on Monday at KICC.

However, David Murathe who is the Jubilee Vice Chairman said that Uhuru missing at Raila's major events recently is a tactical retreat by the head of state to allow the Azimio presidential aspirant run his own campaigns.

“Uhuru has set the ball rolling. Everything is in place, but the President will not be on the ground to campaign. His absence during the unveiling of Raila’s running mate does not speak to issues in Azimio, but was calculated to have Raila run his campaign,” David Murathe told The Standard.

David Murathe added that President Uhuru Kenyatta will only be campaigning behind the scene but he will not be on the campaign trail. However a Jubilee Party machinery has been tasked with Azimio campaigns in the Mt Kenya Region where Uhuru was expected to campaign for Odinga.

Sources told The Standard that Uhuru Kenyatta's political advisers were cautious of dragging the head of state into campaigns considering that he is headed to retirement. The advisors however prefer use of point men from across the country to campaign. They also prefer use of delegations and opinion leaders instead of the president moving in campaign trails.

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