Justin Muturi: Uhuru Kenyatta’s Choice of Raila as Successor Didn’t Make Sense to Me

April 12, 2022
2 Min Read
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi Says He Differed With President Uhuru Kenyatta Over His Choice Of His Successor Despite Having A Good Working Relationship For Years.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi Says He Differed With President Uhuru Kenyatta Over His Choice Of His Successor Despite Having A Good Working Relationship For Years.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi says he differed with President Uhuru Kenyatta over his choice of his successor despite having a good working relationship for years.

Uhuru has endorsed ODM leader Raila Odinga’s presidential bid and has been traversing the country campaigning for him. On the other hand, Muturi recently signed a deal to officially join the Kenya Kwanza Alliance led by presidential hopeful Deputy President William Ruto.

Speaking to NTV on Monday, April 11, Muturi, who is vying for the presidency under the Democratic Party (DP), said Uhuru’s move to support Raila did not make sense to him.

“Uhuru made his stand about succession politics quite early by endorsing Raila. However, I took time to try and understand and see if it would make sense. For me, Uhuru supporting Raila was not making sense to me at all, so with respect, that is not the route that I would like to take,” said Muturi.

The speaker added that the Jubilee Party leader’s firm support of Raila’s Azimio la Umoja made him uncomfortable.

“After August, Uhuru will be representing history and life is about the future, so must look at the future even as we make decisions, we must be able to chatter the way forward about where we want to be, where we want to take the country and the future,” he added. Despite taking different political paths, Muturi insisted that he and the president are still friends and usually meet. 

Share this Article
Leave a comment

Please Login to Comment.