I had to share my security with my mum’ – Uhuru speaks on gov’t ‘mistreatment’

Monday, July 24th, 2023 17:03 | By
Former president of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTO/Print
Former president of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTO/Print

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has opened up on alleged mistreatment from the Kenya Kwanza government, which has intensified in recent days.

Uhuru says he was forced to share his security with his mother Mama Ngina Kenyatta, after the government withdrew security officers attached to the former First Lady.

"I have had to share my security with my mum after they withdrew. We have had to hire private security guards. I am not receiving all retirement benefits, some of my staff do not have contracts, they don’t pay allowances to hire office, I fuel the cars. I however receive pension and I have security," Uhuru said.

Uhuru's sentiments come two days after the police raided the home of his first born son Jomo in Karen, allegedly looking for weapons.

According to the former President, the government wanted to plant guns in his son's house, the reason he acted swiftly.

"This gun issue is surrounded by lots of propaganda to divert attention from what has been happening," he told the senior journalists. I believe they wanted to plant drugs and guns in my son's compound," Uhuru added.

The former President has also revealed that his two sons own six guns, three each, and none has been ordered to surrender his weapons to the government as reported in sections of the media.

"My sons own three firearms each. My daughter doesn’t own firearms. All of them are legally acquired. None has been asked to surrender the guns, we are reading that in the media," he added.

Uhuru's advice to Ruto

Uhuru, who was speaking to news editors, cautioned President William Ruto that "power is fleeting and temporary", and that he should do his best for the country.

"My advice to President Ruto is that power is fleeting and temporary, do the best for the country. It is your work to run the country not me even if I did not support you. I did my best and handed over power when my term ended," he added.

Uhuru has reiterated that he is ready to talk to President Ruto if he reaches out to him, although he maintained that the incumbent has not shown any interest.

"On President Ruto, I can’t invite myself to talk with him but if he reaches to me he is my Prezzo and I will go. I went to Moi and Kibaki regularly to seek advice," he added.

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