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President Kenyatta dismisses rumors regarding supporting Raila for presidency

President Uhuru Kenyatta has dismissed rumors regarding backing former Prime Minister Raila Odinga for the 2022 presidency.

Following his address at Musalia Mudavadi’s mother’s funeral service that another community should lead the country, he left many speculating.

During an interview with a local radio station on Monday, January 18, the Head of State cleared; the air by saying Kenyans had the freedom to elect who they see fit for a president.

Following Uhuru and Raila’s handshake in early 2018, the bromance between the two politicians continues soaring.

The two leaders buried the hatchet to help steer the country forward despite their bitter rivalry during the 2017 election campaigns.

The unity has seen deputy president William Ruto pushed to the periphery after rejecting the truce. On the other hand, the Building Bridges Initiative was born, which saw Raila’s allies participate in important matters regarding the country’s growth.

Since then, Raila has actively participated in important matters in government. He has additionally been termed as President Kenyatta’s most trusted confidante.

During the interview, President Kenyatta refuted claims that he was dynasty as claimed by deputy president William Ruto.

“If someone wants to use the logic that since my father was the Head of State and I’m President now, our family is a dynasty. Does that mean if your father was a doctor that you should not be one?” said Uhuru.

Uhuru additionally stated that he would retire once he completed his term as President. He, however, added that he would serve the country in whichever capacity.

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