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"You Can't Speak for Uhuru" Political Expert Tells Raila Over His Latest Remarks On Retired President

After claiming that former president Uhuru Kenyatta was not resigning as the Azimio chairman, Raila Odinga, the head of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance, came under fire from several Jubilee Party leaders and political analysts.

Speaking on Sunday in Mombasa, Raila asserted that the Azimio Camp was still in tact and added that he had been in touch with Uhuru regarding coalition-related matters. These statements have drawn criticism from a variety of political figures.

Gitile Naituli, a political analyst, stated in an interview with NTV on Monday that Uhuru has stepped down from the political scene and that the former prime minister should leave him alone.

Naituli also reiterated comments made by MP Sabina Chege, a nominee of the Jubilee Party, who claimed that the former Head of State may speak for himself regarding whether he will resign from Azimio or not.

"Raila needs to be aware that he cannot speak for Joho or even Uhuru. They can communicate with us even from abroad. The Raila that the public knew should return."

"In actuality, he lost the August elections since it wasn't his race but rather one between William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta. Only if Raila transforms again into the liberation fighter we once knew will people begin to appreciate him."

Naituli claimed that Raila will find it very difficult to persuade Uhuru to engage in political activism.

"Raila ought to respect Uhuru's wishes if he wants to stay in Azimio. He won't, however, continue to be active in Kenyan politics, in my opinion."

Naituli's comments were backed by Governance Consultant Charles Munyui, who asserted that Raila has to move on and reinvent himself in advance of the 2027 elections because Uhuru would not be making a comeback in active politics.

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