This is despite the fact that the Head of State had endorsed his handshake partner saying he was the best candidate to proceed with Jubilee’s Development agenda.
This saw President Uhuru’s proxies state that the first in command would soon hit the campaign trail to popularise Raila’s fifth and last attempt for the presidency.
While the Jubilee party chairman David Murathe said that Uhuru had taken a step back in campaigning for Raila to focus on his roles as the Head of State, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has sensationally claimed that Uhuru has given up on his preferred candidate.
In a statement on Thursday, June 23, the outspoken legislator said that Uhuru had realized that the former Prime Minister has no chance of beating his bitter rival Deputy President William Ruto of UDA.
“I have used all formulas including Pythagoras and even dental formula. I don’t see any single way Raila Odinga can win this election and that is why even Uhuru Kenyatta has given up on him!” Moses Kuria said in a Tweet.
In one of his latest media interviews, the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition National Executive Council Vice-Chair David Murathe said the President is focusing on cementing his legacy after his 10 years of tenure.
Murathe said the move was to allow Raila’s 2022 presidential running mate Martha Karua to solidify the vote-rich Mt Kenya voting bloc for the former Lang’ata MP.
“You don’t expect him to hit the ground running that is why now you find it is Martha and Raila. They are both on the ticket,” Murathe said.