Anger over 2022 politics boils over in Uhuru and Ruto camps
SEE ALSO :President Uhuru moves PSs, again“We shall keep that vow because I personally have no friends other than the people of Kenya,” he said. On the thorny issue of 2022 elections, he said he cared less about factoring it in his actions and moves. “I am also not seeking re-election and don’t care who is caught in the mix,” he said in reference of those caught in anti-graft purge. Ruto’s allies are on record accusing his administration of waging a selective war against corruption. Earlier at the Christ is the Answer Ministries (Citam) 60 years celebrations in Nairobi, the Head of State lashed out at people fanning ethnic divisions. “You hear some people out there say, ooh fulani mrudi kwenyu na nyinyi mrudi kwenyu. Kwenu ni wapi? Kwenyu ni mahali mwenyezi mungu amekuweka katika taifa letu la Kenya. Huko ndiko kwenyu.” Ruto was present at the event. Early this week, Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei was arrested on claims of inciting his constituents against the DP’s political rivals. He denied the allegations. Also at the Citam event, President Kenyatta said Kenyans have a duty to amend contentious sections of the Constitution. He added that Kenyans cannot sit and pretend all was well and wait for God to solve their problems. “The only thing that will be safe guard us is ensuring we have a Constitution that respects, that stands for the rights and believes of all 42 tribes,” he said. The DP and his allies have not been enthusiastic about constitutional changes. While the DP urges those pitching for changes to bring them on and let the people decide, his allies have taken contradictory positions on the matter. “What comes from unity is for us to sit together as Kenyans and say let us look at laws that govern us, which laws are good for us, which laws are not good for the country and let us rectify them,” the President said yesterday. But it was the Thursday’s tirade against dynasty politics that left tongues wagging. Allies of the DP have been keen on branding the succession politics as a dynasty-versus-hustlers contest. Uhuru took them head on at the 41st memorial service of founding President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta at Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi, on Thursday. “When you hear people out there talk about dynasties … sijui mtu fulani ni dynasty, sijui ile dynasty (so and so belongs to this dynasty, or that dynasty). It’s not about that,” he said. “Leadership is not about where you were born or where you came from. It’s not about the colour of your skin or about tribe. Leadership is the desire to serve; the desire to do good and make a difference in the lives of the people,” he added.
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