The Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula on Saturday, July 22 told off retired President Uhuru Kenyatta and challenged him to emulate his predecessors.
In a statement, Wetangula who served as Bungoma Senator during President Kenyatta’s time told the former head of state to stop meddling in the country’s political affairs and instead enjoy his retirement.
“Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta, cast your unhelpful rage and vitriol, borrow a leaf each from Retired President(s) Moi and Kibaki and enjoy peace, calm and much more in retirement! Politics will ensnare you” Wetangula lashed at Uhuru.
Moreover, Wetangula’s remarks came after police raided the home of Uhuru’s son in search of a firearm – at least according to Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki.
In the media address, a visibly angry Uhuru told off his successor President William Ruto and the state machinery to keep off his family.
“May be silent sometimes is not right, am I not allowed to associate with my friends?” Uhuru Kenyatta said.
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Not Wetangula alone
What’s more, the police raid on Uhuru’s family drew mixed reactions from a cross-section of Kenyans, with some calling out President Ruto for misusing power.
Narc Kenya Party leader and an Azimio co-principal said Ruto was being petty by going after Uhuru’s family including his mother, who is a former First Lady, Mama Ngina Kenyatta.
It is petty, vengeful, and unacceptable for William Ruto’s illegitimate regime to target Uhuru’s mother Mama Ngina Kenyatta and son Jomo, and to ceaselessly subject Uhuru the 4th president to unwarranted verbal diatribe. This must stop now,” stated Karua.
On his part Trade CS Moses Kuria mocked Uhuru, saying the former president was used to soft life throughout his life.
“To a prince who got accustomed to being saluted by 5-star Generals from the day they were born, absence of praise and worship from subservient subjects is tantamount to harassment and oppression,” Kuria sarcastically wrote.
On the other hand, vocal lawyer Miguna Miguna accused Uhuru, who presided over his deportation in March 2018, of creating a crisis.
“Uhuru Kenyatta knows that President William Ruto has not executed a thorough and comprehensive reshuffle of the armed forces. So, he is trying to create a crisis,” Miguna Miguna stated.
“It took Kibaki 6 years and Uhuru 6 years to secure confidence! One year is too short. Power does not change who we are, it reveals who we truly are,” said Senator Ledama Olekina.