President Uhuru Kenyatta finally faced his Mount Kenya backyard yesterday, denied promising opposition leader Raila Odinga 2022 support and gave indication he is open to Prime Minister position.
In a meeting at Sagana State Lodge attended by more than 3,000 leaders yesterday, the President pleaded with Central leaders not to abandon the government agenda through pressure to endorse candidates and early political campaigns. His remarks in an address mainly in Gikuyu was seen as precursor to the unveiling of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report in the coming days. He pleaded for calm and said leaders from the region started to discuss the BBI report too early. “I do not know the contents of the BBI report yet I hear people claiming Uhuru Kenyatta wants to become the Prime Minister of Kenya. I wouldn’t mind being in leadership in such a post, though let us deal with the current situation first,” Mr Kenyatta said.