Machakos Governor Alfre Mutua has fired back at President Uhuru Kenyatta after he hinted at endorsing one of the NASA principals for the country’s top job in 2022.
According to the Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader, Uhuru does not have powers to impose some leaders for the presidency adding that the country is not meant to be led by few individuals.
“Any person can be the president. The presidency is not reserved for some special people on the basis of how long they have served in the government or which party they lead,” he said.
Speaking in Embu county on Tuesday, June 15, where party members endorsed him for the 2022 presidency, Mutua who is serving his final term as the county boss said the plan by Uhuru to impose his successor was a threat to democracy.
“The plans by a few individuals who seat at the high table and decide who will rule Kenya is vanity,” Mutua added.
On Monday, June 14, the Head of State urged the once most powerful coalition bringing together Raila Odinga (ODM), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) to unite in order for them to achieve their dreams of forming the next government.
Uhuru who was speaking when he met elected leaders from the Ukambani at State House opined that the NASA coalition would easily trounce Deputy President William Ruto who has expressed his ambitions to succeed his boss.
However, Uhuru’s remarks have since raised mixed reactions especially from Tanga Tanga faction.
Earlier on, DP Ruto sarcastically welcomed Uhuru’s declaration saying he is confident that as Uhuru endorse his competitors, God will on the other side back the Hustlers movement in its quest for the presidency.