The recent remarks by President Uhuru Kenyatta that Kenya’s’ presidency ought to be rotational has attracted different reactions from his friends and foes across the political divide.
The statement whose timing pundits say it’s sensitive occurs when Deputy President William Ruto has embarked on a charm offensive across the country with his guns trained in 2022 Presidency. The duo have ended up being political nemesis after years of bromance.
Mavoko MP Patrick Makau and his Machakos County counterpart Joyce Kamene have lauded the head of State for the suggestion saying that at least 40 Kenyan tribes have been in waiting since Independence.
” I support Uhuru because we only two tribes that have lead the country since Independence. Let’s shun away from tribalism and come out strong and united as one Nation” said Makau.
He said that the country ought to borrow a leave from Nigeria where rotational presidency is practiced.
Makau urged Kenyans to embrace Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) saying that it will provide solutions to most of the evils that befell the Nation after every election period.
And Kamene urged Kenyans to desist from thinking on a tribal lines.
Speaking at Mutituni Assistant County Commissioner’s grounds during distribution exercise for avocado seedlings to Women groups, Kamene said time has come for the Kamba Community to assent to the seat of power.
She said said that if actualized, the move will help root out animosity amongst themselves.
“This is the golden Chance for the Kamba Community to secure Presidency. We must unite and support Kalonzo Musyoka otherwise if we are divided we will remain weak” said Kamene.
At least 2000 seedlings were distributed in the exercise.