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Moi was unable to hand over power to you – Prof. Makau Mutua advises President Uhuru on choosing his successor

Kenyan-American Professor Makau Mutua on Saturday 27 February 2021 advised President Uhuru Kenyatta against his intentions of choosing his successor once his second and his term as the head of state comes to an end.

The law professor warned the first in command telling him that his plan was going to fail if history was anything to go by.

Makau in a tweet said that the late former President Daniel Arap Moi was unable to impose Uhuru Kenyatta on Kenyans during the 2002 general elections even with unrestrained imperial powers.

He went on to wonder if President Uhuru Kenyatta with diminished powers can do what his mentor the late President Moi who was known as the “professor of politics” failed to achieve.

“Can Mr. Kenyatta, with diminished powers, choose his successor where his mentor — the “professor of politics” — failed? History’s jinx is unkind and suggests no. Can Jomo’s son cheat history?” Mutua posed.

Senior counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi echoed the lawyer’s sentiments saying President Uhuru’s love and infatuation with a prospective presidential candidate is roughly four months.

He stated that Mukhisa Kituyi who has already publicly declared interest in the 2022 Presidential seat was once the blessed one tipped to lead the country.

He added that the President has been giving signals of supporting Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga before appearing to change his base to Wiper Democratic Movement party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.

He added that Baringo County Senator has also been thrown into the mix and recently it has been Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi.

While describing the head of state as a lame duck that lacks electoral value, he stated that there is nothing much President Uhuru can bring to the tribal basket of a candidate.

Speaking on Wednesday 10 this month, President Uhuru Kenyatta said that he was not going to leave power to thieves as he was going to make sure he leaves the country in safe hands and who can unite Kenyans.

His remarks, however, did not sit well with a few leaders with Nakuru County Senator Susan Kihika stating that the President does not decide who he will hand over power to.

She said that it will be Kenyans who will choose their next President.

Exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna also joined the conversation saying that the Kenyatta’s and Moi’s families are the biggest thieves in the country.

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