Uhuru hints at supporting Raila if he runs for president again
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta says that even though he is not active politically he is still firmly behind Raila Odinga.
Speaking during a rally in Luanda town, Vihiga county after attending the burial of former Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha on Saturday, February 11, 2023, Uhuru stressed that he was still a disciple of Raila.
"Kustaafu sio kuchoka. Ata wengine wanastaafu wazee ndio nguvu inaongezeka. Ama ni namna gani? Ata kama nimeacha siasa active mimi bado ni mufwasi wa nani? (crowd shouts Baba)," Uhuru said.
The former President stated that he supported Raila's presidency in 2022 because he is truthful and that he is a person who wants to unite Kenyans.
"Sasa akiniambia tuende lazima tuende. Na ndipo mimi nasema mimi nilimuunga mkono wakati huo na bado ntaendelea kumuunga mkono kwa sababu mimi naamini yeye ni mtu wa ukweli, yeye ni mtu anataka kuunganisha Wakenya, yeye ni mtu anataka amani katika taifa letu," he said.
Uhuru further stressed that it is his democratic right to support anyone he likes, adding that he is not seeking any political seat but if Raila seeks he will be there for him again.
"Ni demokrasia na haki yangu kusupport yule mtu mimi nataka ama ni namna gani? Mimi hakuna kiti natafuta lakini Baba akitafuta mimi sina shida mimi nko hapo ama ni namna gani? Si ni hivyo?" Uhuru said.
The retired president also implored the government to work on delivering its mandate to the people of Kenya
"Sisi tuko pamoja. Ombi letu ni amani na umoja ya Wakenya. Ombi letu ni zile shida Wakenya wako nazo zitatuliwe. Ombi langu ni vijana wetu wale walikua wanafikiria kutakua makazi wapatiwe makazi. Na chakula na mambo yale mengine yote."
Uhuru further noted that even though he had retired from politics he was still available for Kenyans to assist with such things as harambees, adding that Raila would offer leadership on matters politics.
"Kwa hivyo mimi yangu ni kuwasalamia kusema sisi tuko pamoja na nyinyi mukitualika sisis kazi yetu ni harambee hapa sijui hii hapa labda mukiniitia kanyama naweza kuja tukae mukiniitie kitu ingine sawa tu ntakua na nyinyi hapo mimi sina shida. Siasa tumeachia akina Raila watuongoze. Mutawafwata? Mutawaskiza? Mungu awabarike na awalinde asanteni," Uhuru said.