Raila receives disturbing news days after Unveiling Karua for DP Post as Uhuru’s close insider reveals the following ahead of August polls
Jubilee Party Vice-Chairman David Murathe has dimmed the hopes of Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga after he told him not to expect President Uhuru Kenyatta to campaign for him ahead of the August polls.
Speaking during an interview yesterday, Murathe said the Azimio la Umoja chairman was too busy to hit the road drumming up support for Raila Odinga.
Apart from having so many roles as the President, Murathe further said Uhuru is not on the ticket and thus he will not be popularizing the Azimio presidential candidate in the vote-rich Mt Kenya region.
“You don’t expect him to hit the ground running that is why now you find it is Martha and Raila. They are both on the ticket.”
“Uhuru is not on the ticket. He will be going home in the next 80 days and he has to oversee a peaceful transition and peaceful election. He has stepped into his shoe of being the President and Commander-in-Chief,” Murathe said.
However, Murathe’s sentiments contradict what Uhuru’s allies disclosed the other day.
Speaking during Azimio campaigns in Mt. Kenya, Jubilee Director of Elections Kanini Kega, said that the Head of State will hit the campaign trail in June and July to campaign for Raila and Martha Karua.
Kieni MP and Jubilee Director of Elections Kanini Kega told Nation that Uhuru will pitch tents in the Mt Kenya region in June and July for campaigns.
He said the schedule for the tour will be unveiled in due course even as it emerged that the tour will come after the Madaraka day celebrations.
Kega told the local daily that the tour will begin from Nyeri before proceeding to the rest of Mt Kenya counties.
“His countrywide campaigns will start with the mountain. We do not just want him to the campaign. The President will also commission projects,” Kega said as quoted by Nation.
“President Kenyatta will also show us which direction to take. It is obvious Mt Kenya is with Karua. She is the person we will oscillate around when the boss leaves the office.”
The President will meet a host of Mt Kenya leaders from the region after his Switzerland tour to plan his visit.
Gatanga MP Joseph Nduati told the daily that they have received an alert of the meeting.
Nyeri MP Ngunjiri Wambugu said the President’s allies want to be the majority in the National Assembly and Senate.
By kenyan report