Former President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday made his first public appearance in months in solidarity with former Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni to protect the Jubilee party.
The former president was answering a call of distress from Kioni after he clashed with EALA MP Kanini Kega over Jubilee party leadership.
“I was called by the SG (Kioni), who informed me of what was happening. I said I must come to stand in solidarity with him and party members to protect our party,” Mr Kenyatta told the press.
Uhuru called out the Kenya Kwanza government imploring it had a hand in the running battles because the police lobbed teargas at the headquarters.
“We did not come here because we wanted any trouble. I hear your pain because you are a neighbour now being disturbed by people you have no business with. I pray that the government and the police will also understand your pain,” Uhuru responded to one resident who was disrupted by the chaos.
Ruto’s allies did not take Uhuru’s outburst lightly and were up in arms to defend their boss. Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei blasted the former head of state for meddling in the business of the Jubilee party which he no longer serves because they are already in UDA.
On the other hand, defence CS Aden Duale castigated Uhuru and asked him to respect himself by keeping off politics like the former presidents before him.
“It’s disconcerting as it is ironic that Uhuru is scoffing at police officers while pretending to be imploring them to keep the peace. It’s a worst-kept secret that Uhuru and his bitter cabal are sponsors of violent protests to undermine the government of Kenya Kwanza and H.E William Ruto,” Mr Duale said.
With the push and pull between the two camps, it is evident that Uhuru Kenyatta might be preparing his way to join active politics in the opposition.
The opposition will take a major step this Friday as Azimio readies a grand procession to welcome its leader Raila Odinga from abroad. Raila will hold his first Baraza at Kamukunji grounds in Kibra before mass protests scheduled for May 2.
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