President Uhuru: I have never discussed 2022 politics with Raila Odinga
President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the country was at the brink of civil strife following the mock swearing of NASA leader Raila Odinga as the people’s president.
In a televised interview from State House Mombasa, Uhuru said he had no any political pact with Raila, adding that the ‘handshake’ was about the country’s development agenda.
“I won the election and as you are aware, Raila swore himself in and the country was at the edge and that is why we had to come together and talk about what is ailing the country,” said Uhuru.
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The president was addressing an array of issues during the interview with the four main television stations in the country including the war on corruption, his agenda four and the 2022 succession politics.
Uhuru said he has never discussed the 2022 politics with Raila adding that they both belong to different political parties but are together to end election related chaos and deaths in the country.
“I have never discussed politics with Raila. Jubilee has its plans but it is not the time to talk about 2022 politics,” said the Head of State.
He said that the he wanted to leave a no-corruption legacy and urged the Judiciary to expeditiously determine corruption cases that are before the courts.
“We appreciate that the judiciary is independent and we do not want to interfere with that but all Kenyans want the courts to handle corruption cases speedily,” he said.
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He said that the government has enlisted experts from outside the country to aid in the war against corruption which he termed as a national disaster.
“You (Judiciary) cannot leave cases in limbo. We are not saying that the judiciary should jail all suspects, what we are saying is Kenyans want results,” he said.
The President also said that there was no sacred cow in the war against graft adding that his administration was determined to leave behind a corrupt free nation.
The President also said that his administration would continue to borrow saying that the country would only develop though loans which he said were for development.
“We are not borrowing to consume. We are borrowing to develop the country which has a very huge infrastructure deficit.”
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