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Uhuru, Raila should stay out of 2022 election, Kabogo argues

By Irene Githinji
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo.
In summary

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga to be real statesmen by ensuring they do not seek any political positions in the 2022 General Election.

Much as both of them have so far not declared any intent to hold on in government after 2022, Kabogo said the President and Raila should lead the country to the next level of leadership in terms of making it a safe and better place.

Kabogo said it is about time  new leaders are moulded to lead the country into the next political environment.

Preparing ground 

“I am hoping the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) will take Kenyans to the next level by having Uhuru and Raila become statesmen and lead the country to the next level of leadership in terms of making Kenya safe and better,”said Kabogo K24TV’s talk show, Punchline.

“The story is, they are preparing ground for them to get seats but I have not heard Uhuru saying he wants to stay on, he has said he will go home so why not allow him to go home, allow Raila to become a good African statesman, which he already is,” he added.

The former governor said if it is about building a new Kenya, even Deputy President William Ruto should follow.

“If Kenya would be safer and better without the three not being in politics, so be it, much as no one is willing to give up his political ambitions and power, but I’d do that,” he added.

Asked about his relations with the DP, Kabogo said Ruto is a friend and he has no reason to be enemies.

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