Retiring President Uhuru Kenyatta’s silence had started raising concerns among Kenyans since IEBC chairman Wafula Chebykati declared William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua as President and Deputy President-elect respectively.
Since he cast his vote in Ichaweri on Tuesday, August 9, President Uhuru had not been seen nor heard, much to the disappointment of Kenyans.
This saw the deputy president-elect and immediate former Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua on Wednesday, August 17, question President Uhuru’s silence.
Gachagua in an interview with Kass TV urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to come out from his ‘hideout’ and address the nation.
However, on Thursday, August 18, retiring President Uhuru Kenyatta, who held discussions with visiting US Senator Chriss Coons who paid him a courtesy call at State House Nairobi, made his first public appearance.
Delaware Senator Coon, who is leading a congressional delegation of US Senate and House Representatives, commended President Uhuru Kenyatta for ensuring peace and stability prevailed before, during, and after the elections.
“We are encouraged by the peace Kenya has continued to experience during this period,” said Senator Coon.
Uhuru, who appeared jovial assured the US that Kenya will remain steadfast in entrenching the principles of good governance to ensure the country upholds its position as a shining example of democracy in the continent by maintaining peace during this transition period.