(KDRTV) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has come under scrutiny after claiming that he will not be handing over power to a thief.
Speaking at a political rally in Nairobi on Wednesday, Uhuru said that he will be going home at the end of his term in 2022 but is working to ensure that thieves and people working to divide Kenyans do not succeed him.
"I can't hand over to a thief," President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Will the thief respond? pic.twitter.com/MiS6x4lOyJ
— Eng. Peter Kiptoo (@Hon_Kiptoo) February 10, 2021
His sentiments come just weeks after Uhuru claimed that the government losses Ksh 2B daily to corruption. The President is also on record claiming that proceeds of corruption are being used to fight the Building Bridges Intiative (BBI).
Uhuru is saying he won’t hand over to Arap Mashamba because he is a thief. Yes Arap Mashamba is a thief but who made Uhuru God? This guy has fucked up our economy and everything hence however he will hand-over to will be another fucked up decision. We want him to vanish kabisa
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@CisNyakundi) February 11, 2021
Majority of Kenyans believe the President was indirectly referring to his Deputy William Ruto who is the frontrunner for the 2022 Presidency.
The fight between the two Jubilee leaders has recently turned ugly with Uhuru not shying away from attacking his deputy publicly.
Uhuru is becoming more assertive and outright: I can’t leave Kenya in the hands of a THIEF and terrorizer. pic.twitter.com/tMNsfffM8v
— Dennis Onsarigo (@Donsarigo) February 10, 2021
Just this month, Uhuru met all Mt Kenya leaders at Sagana and warned them about supporting Ruto.
However, Kenyans believe that Uhuru has no moral authority to attack Ruto especially on matters corruption.
First, the President’s family members have been mentioned in mega corruption scandals. Uhuru’s sister was named as one of the beneficiaries of the Ksh 5B Health Ministry scam.
Secondly, if Uhuru has information that his deputy is corrupt, then he should ensure that he is prosecuted in court not at political rallies.
William Ruto is a thief but he has a very long way to go to match Uhuru and Raila.. pic.twitter.com/3fT1HeSLsV
— KIMANZI DON (@Kimanzi_Don) February 11, 2021
Uhuru’s right hand men Francis Atwoli and David Murathe were the first to proclaim that the President would not leave power to a thief, it seems the master has picked it up.