Azimio la umoja One Kenya coalition party NCEC chairman who is also the ODM deputy party leader Wycliffe Oparanya has come out to break his silence amid reports that former president Uhuru Kenyatta's resignation from powerful office is looming.
In an interview, Oparanya disclosed that Uhuru's resignation comes as no surprise to him because the former president has not been involved in the opposition coalition ever since president William Ruto assumed office in September.
He says that Uhuru's looming resignation comes as no surprise as the law requires him to resign six months after elections so as not to lose his retirement benefits.
"If he does not resign, he cannot get his pension. Him resigning is not a big deal because we don’t expect him to be active in politics moving forward," Oparanya said.
Jubilee party secretary general Jeremiah Kioni also ended his silence on the matter and disclosed that he was not aware of the plans by the former president to retire from active politics. Nevertheless, he said that it is only natural that he is to resign because of his peace role in DRC and Ethiopia given to him by president William Ruto.
"Day-to-day activities of the coalition are currently run by those in active politics. I am not privy of any plans to have him resign. But naturally, he may not be active in politics because of his role in the regional peace mission," Kioni said.
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