In a shocking turn of events, President Uhuru Kenyatta has rubbished claims that he is against some politicians. According to him, he is not against anybody. His comment comes after the drift between him and his deputy becomes visible to the public, especially with what many see as Uhuru targeting Ruto allies.
According to Uhuru, he only made the changes because he holds dear the positions. He further added that the replacements would have people who will work harder to achieve what he wants and what is right.
I am a democratic leader.
He, however, added that he is democratic in whatever he does. Uhuru insisted that as much as he is not against anybody, he is also not for anybody. According to Uhuru, relieving the legislators of their positions gives them a chance to engage in whatever else they please.
“Me, I am not against anybody, and I am not for anybody. But if you feel you are not comfortable, then I say, this gives you free time the chance to engage in whatever you want to engage in. But then again, these positions are very critical to me and my fulfillment of this agenda. So let me put somebody who is willing to put the time and effort into it. It also frees you to do that which you please. That is what democracy is all about, after all,” Uhuru said.
President Uhuru’s sentiments come days after the expulsion of Ruto allies from Jubilee seats in what has come to be referred to as Jubilee purge. Among them were Kipchumba Murkomen, Susan Kihika, and Kithure Kindiki. They were the senate majority leader, chief whip, and the deputy speaker, respectively.
Jubilee, in an unexpected move, gave Murkomen another chance to partake in leadership. However, the Elgeyo Marakwet senator declined the position.