President Uhuru Kenyatta should not be expected to watch the 2022 campaigns from a distance as aspirants try to outdo each other, he has revealed.
Being on his second and last term and having not shown interest in another seat, his critics from Deputy President William Ruto's side have been demanding that he keeps off the 2022 issue entirely.
But he has revealed that the this will not be the case and while speaking in Nakuru on Wednesday, said that he will be campaigning for his preffered person.
Uhuru said that he will hit the ground in campaigns, not for his sake but in a bid to leave the country in the right hands, indirectly suggesting that he will be campaigning for ODM leader Raila Odinga.
“I have nothing to hide; there are no votes I am looking for. All I am looking for is peace and unity for all Kenyans and that is what will help us to ensure all our problems, especially unemployment, is addressed,” he said, according to The Star.
He said that he is only silent because the time has not arrived yet. But he again endorsed Raila, terming his advanced age and slow approach towards the presidency and polls the qualities Kenyans need.
Raila too said that he is after unity of Kenyans, hence his 'Azimio La Umoja' campaigns. He said that it is only through peace that Kenya can realize her dream.
The leader, who is yet to officially launch his presidential bid, said that it is after the campaigns are over that he will announce his 2022 plan.
“These days I'm promoting Azimio La Umoja which basically aims to bring our people together. Our people need to live in peace and love each other with full realisation that they are Kenyans first before being members of their respective ethnic communities,” said the former Prime Minister.
But his dalliance with the President has eroded Uhuru's relationship with his deputy William Ruto, who was also anticipating his endorsement.
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