How President Kenyatta Will Remain Powerful Even In His Retirement

President Uhuru Kenyatta

If the Alliance prevails on August 9th there is nothing that would stop him from assuming other roles just like Vladimir Putin of Russia did when he became Prime Minister and Dimitry Medvedev President for four years, May between 2008 and 2012

By The Weekly Vision Online

You don’t need to read between the lines to realize that President Uhuru Kenyatta will remain active in politics long after stepping down as president after the August 9th presidential election.

Despite repeatedly declaring he would go home when his term expires, the president has not only agreed to be the leader of the Jubilee party as chairman but will also head the Azmio grand alliance. If the Alliance prevails on August 9th there is nothing that would stop him from assuming other roles just like Vladimir Putin of Russia did when he became Prime Minister and Dimitry Medvedev President for four years, May between 2008 and 2012.

Unlike Presidents Moi and Kibaki who faded into political obscurity when they retired from office, Uhuru Kenyatta could still call shots behind the “throne” provided of course that nothing happens to rock the boat. The Uhuru-Raila political chemistry may appear solid and unshakeable for now but the history of coalitions teaches us that it never lasts.

Deputy President William Ruto faces his worst nightmare as Azmio marshals troops for the final onslaught. Kenyatta is determined to push through Mr Odinga to succeed him as president

At independence in the sixties Uhuru Kenyatta’s dad Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was very close to Raila Odinga’s father, Jaramogi, they fell out in 1966 after only three years into independence. In subsequent years during the Moi regime alliances were made only to be broken including that between ruling party KANU and Raila’s NDP. It did not last beyond 2001 as Moi crowned Uhuru as his successor.

President Moi had roundly told off his deputy of 11 years Prof. George Saitoti as a “friend” who could not be trusted with power! One could almost hear the ironic historical repeat during Sagana 3 as President Uhuru denounced his deputy as a man “not to trust with power”!

Deputy President William Ruto faces his worst nightmare as Azmio marshals troops for the final onslaught. Kenyatta is determined to push through Mr Odinga to succeed him dashing the hopes of Ruto who since 2018 has been telling all and sundry that he must be the next president.

Azmio has become a massive political machine that will most likely cut short Mr Ruto’s long-cherished quest for the office of president of Kenya.

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