Waititu’s strange advice to Uhuru over handshake with Raila
Waititu has a message for Uhuru
Led by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu the politicians stated that though they support the Uhuru-Raila deal geared towards bringing unity in the country, they were skeptical about the intentions of the former Prime Minister.
“We support and love your handshake with our president Uhuru Kenyatta. But we do not trust the former Prime Minister,” he said.
Speaking at Runda PCEA church, Mr. Waititu went ahead to issue a rather strange advice to President Kenyatta. The Governor warned the Head of State against closing his eyes while praying with Mr. Odinga.
“When you go somewhere with Mr. Odinga and you are asked to pray please do not agree to close your eyes,” the Kiambu boss said.
There has been suspicions among Mt Kenya and Rift Valley leaders that the handshake between Mr. Kenyatta and Odinga would affect the presidential bid of Deputy President William Ruto in the 2022 General Election.
Mr. Ruto is set to succeed President Kenyatta after his second term comes to an end.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko who was also present at the church service claimed that there were Mt Kenya leaders planning to ouster DP Ruto from the race.
“We are aware that some politicians from Mount Kenya have been holding night meetings in Nairobi to craft plans on how to support one of their own in 2022,” Sonko alleged.
Commenting on the same matter was Murang’a Senator Irung’u Kangata who said they were more than keen to see the partnership between Uhuru and Raila does not affect Mr. Ruto’s presidential ambitions.
"Even if he is now on our side, we are closely monitoring him because we know that we are following William Ruto for 2022,” he said.
At the same time, National Assembly leader Aden Duale asked the NASA leader to support Mr. Ruto during the 2022 Presidential race.
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