Jubilee chairman David Murathe revealed that Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyatta was set to resign as the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party chairman.
Murathe, who spoke during an interview with the Nation revealed that the former Head of State wants to focus on his peace project in the East African region.
Murathe further disclosed that Uhuru was above local politics adding that the Azimio top brass will convene in about two weeks to make a decision on who takes up Raila’s roles.
“We will be having a meeting very soon where he will formally resign as the chairman of the Azimio council. Obviously, you cannot have two drivers steering a bus. This vehicle called Azimio now has one driver and that driver is Jakom (Odinga),” Murathe stated.
As such, Bishop Julius Onam now wants KANU chairman Gideon Moi to succeed Uhuru Kenyatta as the Azimio la Umoja chairman.
Onam, who is a life member of the country’s oldest political party argued that Gideon Moi played a huge role in re-uniting Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in the run-up to the August 9, presidential election.
“I, Bishop Julis Onam Ogada, KANU Life Member No.60531 do hereby support Gideon Moi to be our new Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party chairman to replace Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta,
“Gideon Moi did a good job during the campaign of our alliance, he brought together Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka ‘s Wiper Party and they did a nice campaign for our Presidential candidate Raila Odinga,” the clergy said in a letter to newsrooms.
Kivumbi.co.ke understands that in the run-up to the August 9, elections, Kalonzo had insisted that it was his time to vie for the presidency having supported Raila Odinga in 2013 and 2017.
However, it took serious interventions from Uhuru Kenyatta and Gideon Moi to convince Kalonzo to shelve his 2022 presidential ambitions in favor of Raila Odinga who later emerged second after William Ruto.