Former President Mwai Kibaki’s grandson Sean Andrew has defended former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s son Jomo Kenyatta for allegations of having unlicensed firearms.
Speaking during an interview with Eve Mungai on Sunday July 30, Sean wondered why the state was targeting Jomo Kenyatta and Mama Ngina, yet they are not politicians.
“Jomo is someone I know personally, and I think he was unfairly targeted. I am not going to pick sides politically, but I think Jomo is innocent, so is Mama Ngina,” he said.
Further, he added that they should not have targeted anyone who is not involved in the genuine issues at hand.
In addition, Sean said President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga should sit down and sort out issues.
“These are grown men and they should talk it out, they should not involve us in protest of anything,” he said.
Additionally, Sean said Kenyans have real issues that the two leaders should address.
“It is unfair that they have gathered young people to gang up to protest, fight the police and die,” said Sean.
Sean emphasized that Kenyans went to the polls in August 2022 to elect leaders with the hope that they would serve the interest of the public.
While commenting on his Twitter account about the events of July 21, Sean asked the politicians to avoid including innocent people in their wars.
“Politics is an ugly business; honestly leave the innocent out of your squabbles and pick on those you have an issue with democratically.
Remember also you are servants elected to serve by us the people,” he tweeted.
Kibaki’s grandson on joining politics
On whether he has plans to venture into politics, Sean said he has no such plans.
“In Kenya, I don’t think you need to be a politician to serve people publicly. You can help a great number of people without being a politician,” he said.
Further, Sean stated that politics is an ugly business in Kenya, and he is not interested in getting involved.
“I can serve people in my own way as a private citizen as all able Kenyans should,” he said.
Kibaki’s grandson noted he helps people through charity although he keeps his activities away from the limelight.
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Raid on Jomo’s House
On Friday, July 21, the former head of state came out guns blazing and dared President William Ruto to go after him directly instead of using state agencies to harass his family.
“Instead of going on cars to claim, I am here, do you have to look for my mother, do you have to go to look for my children? Come for me,” the retired president said.
He went ahead to say that he will defend his family to the end.
According to Uhuru Kenyatta, he did not understand why his family was a target when the law allows private citizens to own firearms.
“They want to take away their personal weapons. Are they planning something and if they are then my only plea is they plan it against me.
How many people are licensed to own weapons in this county? Did they not follow the right procedure (the son)? Tell us if it is a question of illegal weapons,” said Uhuru.