Muthama to Uhuru: Quit after 2022
In SummaryMuthama urged President Uhuru to be a statesman like his predecessor who vacated the top seat after his tenure expired.
Former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to resist all forces that would compel him to cling to power after the expiry of his tenure in 2022.
He nit-picked the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) claiming that it was being pushed by parties interested in dishing political power to individuals against the will of the people.
“If Uhuru wants to become a respected statesman, he must not attempt to succeed himself. He should do what his predecessors did. That way he will retire honorably,” Muthama said.
Muthama was speaking after attending a burial ceremony at Kyaume village in Matungulu.
He urged President Uhuru to be like his predecessors who vacated the top seat after their tenure expired.
The former Senator further emphasized that:“Uhuru must be the first person to come out and declare that Kenya will not go the route of other African countries where heads of states devised mechanisms to illegally extend their rule. He must resist the calls for self-succession no matter how much he is pushed.”
Muthama’s sentiments come barely a week after Kandara MP Alice Wahome sensationally claimed President Kenyatta was scheming to extend his power beyond 2022.
According to her, ODM leader Raila Odinga is Uhuru’s new ‘political mercenary for hire’ and the BBI report is the special-purpose vehicle leading to the route of ‘self succession.’
“We cannot go the 1992 route when we changed Section 2A but failed to also determine whether President (Moi) should run or not, and we left it open,” Ms Wahome was quoted as saying.
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