149 total views, 1 views today
BY PSCU,NAIROBI,26TH JAN,2021-President Uhuru Kenyatta has hit back at his critics, saying he still has time to roar like a lion.
Uhuru on Tuesday said his critics are busy hitting out at him thinking that his time is over and he cannot do anything.
He spoke when he commissioned the construction of a leadership police academy and 210 housing units in Ngong.
“Leo sitaki kuongelea siasa sababu lazima hio siasa tutaongea… Unajua wengine wananiangalia wanasema huyu anaenda, atafanya nini? Niwakumbushe hata kama anaenda, bado kuna siku kadhaa ya kuguruma kama simba,” he said.
(Today I do not want to politic but yes we must politic. There are some people who look at me and think I have nothing I can do since my time is up; but I want to remind them that even though my time is almost up, I still have some days to roar like a lion).
Uhuru has faced sharp criticism, especially from his deputy William Ruto after his dramatic suggestion of an end to the Kikuyu-Kalenjin domination of the presidency.
His remarks seemed to have jolted DP William Ruto’s succession plan and offered a political lifeline to Nasa principals.
Uhuru gave the clearest hint he will not back Ruto for the presidency and may in fact campaign against him.
Uhuru said Mt Kenya and the Kalenjin communities have produced the country’s four presidents since Independence and should pave the way for other communities.
“Even me, I can stand here and say there are only two Kenyan communities that have led. Maybe it’s time for other tribes to lead. Kenya has many communities,” Uhuru said, getting a standing ovation from sections of the mourners.
An angry Uhuru also declared that he is firmly in charge of the government and that his silence should not be misconstrued as weakness.
“Msione simba amenyeshewa mkadhani ni paka… I am in charge of this government and I am in control of what we are doing.”
Raila, now virtually in government-backed Uhuru’s sentiments saying it was time the country’s top seat went to another tribe outside of the Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities.
But Ruto while asking the president, his boss to stop the threats read the riot act saying Uhuru was dragging back the country to what he called the backward politics of tribalism