According to Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe, the president is eager to protect his legacy and will hand over power to whoever wins the August presidential election, with all eyes on Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto.
Speaking to NTV on Sunday, May 22, Murathe argued that Uhuru is retiring from politics and has taken a step back to focus on his final days in office, remarks that come after a section of Kenyans questioned why Uhuru did not attend Raila’s event at KICC on May 16 when he unveiled Martha Karua as his running mate.
Responding to claims that Uhuru will begin campaigning for Raila on June 1st, Murathe stated that despite endorsing Raila’s presidential bid, they do not expect him to hit the ground for Raila.
He argued that because Uhuru is not on the ticket, Azimio supporters should not expect a campaign in the coming days, though he did not rule out the possibility of the president showing up and urging Kenyans to support the ODM leader.
“You don’t expect the president to campaign, which is why you see Martha and Raila, who were in Narok today. They are the ones on the ticket, not Uhuru.”
“He’ll be leaving in the next 80 days or so, but he has to oversee peaceful elections and transitions; it’s time he put on his shoes as President and Commander in Chief,” Murathe said.