The former senate majority leader and current senator for Elgeyo Marakwet Kipchumba Murkomen today has hit out at the president for engaging in campaign at the very tail end of his presidency. The vocal senetor today was addressing the public and took time to respond to the president's recent statement that his deputy William Samoei Ruto was socked in campaigns all Oher the country instead of doing developments.
The senator who was ousted as the Senate majority leader few months ago has proved to be a follower and supporter of the deputy president since they entered power in 2013. While speaking to the people, he was amazed by the president's current campaigns and asked why the president was busy campaigning when it was obvious he was retiring next year.
"...Rais Uhuru Kenyatta atakuwa Rais wa Kwanza Mwenye anaenda retirement na anafanya campaign kuretire. Because ile swali nimejiuliza Rais Uhuru Kenyatta anashindana na nani kwenda retire? Rais tulimpigia kura 2013, 2017 Mara mbili, katiba inasema anaretire next year. Why is the president campaigning and running all over speaking in anger fighting, fighting with who?..."
"...Even Moi didn't reach this level. Even when Moi was saying Uhuru project he was not forceful. He came around and told us he has a project and support this project. But he didn't have all this threats and intimidation. Mzee Kibaki when he was retiring, he left even nobody realised he was retiring. He allowed Uhuru Kenyatta to campaign from 2011."
The senator lashed out at the president asking him why he was being involved with who will take his seat once he retires. He said that it was not the president's place to vet who comes after his retirement. He reminded the president that the worst times were when his deputy and the president were facing ICC crime but the people of Kenya voted for them irrespective of that.
He finally requested the president to retire slowly without getting involved with the 2022 politics and he should call for a Jubilee party meeting and discuss the problems facing the Kenyan people instead of his roadside speeches accusing his own elected leaders of insubordinating him. I don't know what you think. Is the president handling his last days in office in the right manner? Leave a response in the comment section. Remember to follow this page for more political analysis in future.
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