Exactly a year from now, August 9th, 2022, Kenyans will line up to elect their leaders in the highly anticipated and hotly contested elections.
This means that President Uhuru Kenyatta has just 12 months to secure his legacy even as critics blame his government for the current economic woes.
Uhuru’s greatest critic at the moment is, ironically, his deputy William Ruto who recently trashed the President’s track record and accused his boss of ruining the country’s economy among other failures.
This comes amid rumors of a looming reshuffle in the Jubilee government to eventually kick out all Ruto-allied officials and reconstitute a “succession government” after Kenyatta’s secret meeting with his handshake partner Raila Odinga at the Coast.
However, the ODM leader on Sunday dismissed these speculations while joking that their meeting was just based on their friendship and that he and the President were just catching up.
On the other hand, the Uhuru-Ruto relationship is increasingly getting confrontational and after the DP was dramatically blocked from flying to Uganda last week, we can only speculate things are quickly getting out of hand.
The DP claimed the incident is part of a continuous scheme to humiliate him while adding that Uhuru’s administration abandoned its solemn pledges to Kenyans.
With exactly a year to the elections, do you think Uhuru will leave a lasting legacy, or has he already abandoned his agenda for Kenyans as claimed by DP Ruto?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
“Your Days are Numbered,” DP Ruto Warns Uhuru’s Powerful CS
Deputy President William Ruto is now in the middle of a vicious political storm and debate following the high-profile drama that ensued several days ago when the second in command attempted to travel to Uganda.
Authorities based at Wilson airport prevented him from flying out of the country with junior officers present at the airport claiming to have received instructions from above, with the ministry of interior cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i being adversely mentioned.
Inside Uhuru, Raila Week Long Meeting in Mombasa
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga yesterday said he held a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta who has been operating from his private home in Nyali, Mombasa.
Speaking at Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Memorial Cathedral service in Mombasa yesterday, Raila, however, declined to divulge details of the meeting saying the talks were personal and there was nothing much to announce.
Jubilee Party On The Spot Over KSh87m Office Rent
Auditor General Nancy Gathungu has questioned how Jubilee Party spent Sh87.47 million on rent for its Pangani headquarters and regional offices.
This is after the party failed to register the lease agreement for the property with the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning to justify the payments.