Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta while speaking at the Jubilee Party National Delegates Conference (NDC) at the Ngong’ Racecourse in Nairobi on Monday, May 22 revealed why he has changed his mind on quitting politics.
The former head of state said he had plans of resigning from active politics at the NDC but changed his mind after a section of Jubilee party members tried to dismiss him from the party leadership.
“Nataka niseme kwa fikira zangu fikira zangu zilikua zimeniambia yakwamba siasa mimi nlikua nataka mimi nilegee na niende nishugulikie mambo ingine. Na nilikua nafikiria yakwamba siku ya kuitana mkutano wa National Delegate Conference (NDC) ingekua ile siku yakwamba mimi ningekua nawaambia ‘wenzangu sasa mimi nimetimiza ile nimeweza na sasa ni wakati wa kuchagua viongozi wengine,” Uhuru said.
Loosely translating to “I wanted to resign from politics to focus on other things. In my mind, I thought the NDC would be my time to down my tools. That was my previous thought before others decided to force things,”
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Moreover, Uhuru Kenyatta also referred to the invasion of his family’s property and the attempted hostile takeover of the Jubilee party by a splinter group.
“Siku ya leo nimewaambia tufuteni mwingine sio Uhuru wa Kenyatta,” he added.
Loosely translating to “I wanted to tell them to look for someone else to kick out not Uhuru Wa Kenyatta,” he added.
As such, the retired president echoed that he would hold onto Jubilee leadership until the party’s members decide otherwise.
Nonetheless, Uhuru Kenyatta called on ‘rebel’ members of the party to exit peacefully, if they were dissatisfied by the party operations and decisions.
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