NAIROBI, 9 January 2021 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged citizens of Kenya’s big ethnic groups to recognize that othergroups can rule the country, too.
Kenyatta made the remarks at a gathering with his supporters in Msambweri after Tanga Tanga politicians claimed that Kenyans are tired with the Kenyatta family governing the country.
A tickled Kenyan leader retorted that it is time for citizens from other communites – not from the Kikuyu and Kalenjins communites – to hold Kenya’s top job as well.
News commentators said Kenyatta’s remarks have the impact of throwing a grenade into the country’s 2022 presidential race.
The declaration is being interpreted to mean that Kenyatta may not endorse his deputy, Wiliam Ruto, who is from the Kalenjin community, to run for president as he steps down.
Supports of Ruto claim it would a violaton of a secret agreement the president reportedly reached with his deputy to support each other to govern the country for two terms of a total ten years each.