A discussion was spurred online after president Uhuru Kenyatta made a statement concerning the 2022 succession politics on Wednesday evening. Uhuru made an impromptu stop in Nairobi where he addressed the residents after an event he had gone to commission courtesy of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services.
President Uhuru Kenyatta Waves at Nairobi Residents.
The attention on political commentators was attracted when the president publicly said he will not be leaving the presidential position to a thief. According to Uhuru, his government has had people who were thieves, conmen and tribalists who would have looted the whole country if it were not for his carefulness.
Kenyans reacted differently to the claims by President Uhuru. According to supporters of the deputy president who felt like Ruto was the target, President Uhuru has no authority to decide who to succeed him. "The people of Kenya and God will decide the president!" they stated.
The secretary general of National Ordinary People Empowerment Union (NOPEU) Rodgers Kipembe took a statement to his twitter account agreeing to the sentiments by COTU SG Francis Atwoli that the deputy president's name might miss on the ballot box in 2022.
Deputy President Dr William Ruto.
According to Kipembe, every thing that is happening in the political space is proving that the deputy president's name is at stake. By Uhuru saying he will not allow a thief to succeed him, it clearly shows that Atwoli's statement might still be valid.
"I never took Atwoli's sentiments seriously, when he said, jina la William Ruto, halitakuwa kwa ballot. But by the look of the events, it might miss." he tweeted making reference to president Uhuru's remarks that he won't be succeeded by a thief.
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