Gatundu North MP Moses Kuria is certain that President Uhuru Kenyatta will not endorse anyone, leave alone his Deputy William Ruto, for Presidency come 2022 General Elections.
Taking to his social media accounts to react to remarks made by former Jubilee Party Vice-Chairman David Murathe, that Uhuru will go nowhere after the expiry of his term, Kuria expressed optimism that the head of state is poised for a peaceful retirement.
“I genuinely believe that Uhuru Kenyatta is only interested in a better Kenya and not looking for a position for himself. I am certain the President will not want to suffer the ignominy of sacrificing his legacy at the altar of such transient goals,” wrote Kuria on his Facebook Page.
According to Kuria, President Uhuru will vacate office the way his predecessor Mwai Kibaki left without endorsing and campaigning for anyone.
“… the President will follow the footpaths of Kibaki and he will neither try to influence his own succession let alone campaigning for anyone.
“Those parking their caravan trucks outside State House waiting for Uhuru Kenyatta to don campaign regalia are wasting their time. Uhuru Kenyatta is only looking forward to a stable, peaceful and prosperous Kenya and a blissful retirement,” added the MP.
The remarks by the MP come at a time leaders allied to DP Ruto are demanding the head of state to support his deputy as he earlier promised.
In the build-up to 2017 General Elections, President Uhuru assured Ruto and his supporters that he will serve for ten years and his deputy will be next for ten more years.
In an interview Citizen TV on Sunday, Murathe said that President Uhuru will remain in power beyond 2022.
“Uhuru is going nowhere, even if he stops being president he will be here in the political circles. There are going to be new formations and he can let the former prime minister (Raila Odinga) vie for the presidency.
“In such a formation and as by the BBI proposals, then Uhuru can lead the party with the majority in Parliament and easily become a prime minister,” said Murathe.
The remarks attracted czar criticism from a section of the political class including the Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen.
Murkomen has no qualms over Uhuru becoming a prime minister so long as DP Ruto becomes the president and he successfully battles out with Kuria for Gatundu North seat so that he can earn the appointment.
The remarks by he Senator were in reference to BBI recommendation which proposed the creation of Prime Minister’s position who will be from the majority party and the leader of government business in parliament.