Narc Kenya Party leader Martha Karua has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to keep off the Mt Kenya politics as he nears his retirement next year.
According to Martha Karua, the Head of State is showing signs of wanting to influence political decisions in the region, yet his term is almost coming to an end.
Speaking in an interview on KTN, Martha Karua asked Uhuru to exit the Mt Kenya political stage and let Kenyans make their own political decisions going forward.
“I will say this. The president must let the people go. He has done his time. We elected him willingly. We support him to finish his term but not to extend his hand in the cookie jar beyond his term,” the no-nonsense veteran politician said.
The Narc Kenya leader also faulted President Uhuru over a meeting he held with Raila Odinga and the One Kenya Alliance principals for being a men’s only affair.
“I will call it a big boys club. There is no country for men only. The country is made up of women and men, but whoever wants to meet whichever style is up to them,” she said.
Martha Karua’s request to Uhuru comes after a similar one from former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo.
In a separate interview, Kabogo also asked the president to exit the political stage as his term is coming to an end.
“He (Uhuru Kenyatta) has no influence in Mt Kenya. Once you finish your term, it is over. Mwai Kibaki was in the position. He retired and left,
“He did not actively take part in deciding who would succeed him. We will not sit to wait for direction from someone,” Kabogo said.
The Mt Kenya politics has now taken a new direction, with Martha Karua joining forces with Gatundu MP Moses Kuria and Mwangi Kiunjuri to come up with a political direction for the region.