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"Uhuru Is Right About Political Sprints" Politician Reacts To President's Speech In Nakuru

Uhuru Kenyatta. [Source/State House Kenya]

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday used athletic language to warn youthful politicians against underrating their old competitors in political contests.

Speaking in Nakuru when he conferred the town with city status charter, Uhuru said young politicians should be strategic while looking for leadership positions as they risked being outsmarted by their seasoned opponents.

"Politics is not a sprint. It is a marathon. You may sprint and go fast but a Mzee will catch up with you, overtake you and finish as you watch," he said.

Most United Democratic Alliance (UDA) politicians concluded Uhuru was likening Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 bid to a sprint, and was predicting Mzee, ODM leader Raila Odinga, will win the contest.

David Tarus. [Source/Tarus]

David Tarus, an aspirant for Mosop MP position, said the President was right in his use of athletic language, but said, ironically, it was Uhuru making sprints.

He said the collapsed Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and his endorsement of Raila as his successor were political sprints doomed to fail.

Tarus said Ruto's bottom-up economic model, which aims at empowering 'hustlers', was a marathon destined for success.

"Uhuru is right about political sprints. His BBI mantra with Raila was a hopeless sprint. It was a house built on quick sand. His "Raila for president" project too is a blind sprint to nowhere. The BOTTOM-UP economics approach is the marathon, the real deal, the future of Kenya," he tweeted.

Ichung'wa and Ruto. [Source/KI]

Another UDA politician, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wa, ridiculed Uhuru saying Ruto's camp had the favour of God and won't be defeated in the race to the State House.

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