However, the first in command has dumped his deputy and instead thrown his weight behind his long-term political foe, Raila Odinga, after he bitterly fell out with his deputy William Ruto.
As the countdown to the August 9 General Election nears the fever pitch, Uhuru, who stewards the Azimo la Umoja-One Kenya political bandwagon uses every opportunity he gets to drum up support for Raila who he endorsed as his preferred successor.
On Sunday, June 19, the outgoing first in command rallied the over 1.5 million strong Akorino faithful behind his handshake partner Raila Odinga in the August 9, elections.
Speaking at the Kasarani Gymnasium where he joined the Akorino faithful in celebrating 100 years of existence, Uhuru pledged a basket of goodies to the church to back Raila’s fifth attempt at the presidency.
Uhuru offered the Akorino more than KSh 100 million including a five-piece of land in Naivasha where the church will build its general council headquarters.
The president further donated KSh 10 million to support the church’s operations as well as KSh 1 million for the purchase of books and magazines detailing the Akorino’s 100-year history.
While calling on the church to rally behind his longtime political foes, Uhuru assured the Akorino faithful that they will be safe under the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya government.
“Can you claim that I have not supported you? Now let us wait for the next administration to come in and do its part. You have walked with me and supported me and I assure you that we will continue working together,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said.
Apart from the cash, the president appointed several Akorino faithful into state corporations including Akorino Secretary-General Abraham Macharia who was appointed as a board member of the Postal Corporation of Kenya.