With President Uhuru Kenyatta withdrawing from Azimio candidate Raila Odinga’s campaigns, revelations on what may have influenced the decision to withdraw from Raila’s campaigns, particularly in Mt. Kenya, have emerged.
Kennedy Omullo Junior, the Director of Political Affairs for the Amani National Congress party, stated the intelligence briefing from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) inspired Uhuru’s decision to decline to join Raila to Mt. Kenya during a political discussion.
Omullo presented a report he said was generated by the country’s NIS while outlining why and how his Kenya Kwanza’s Alliance presidential flag bearer William Ruto is ready for victory.
According to the supposed NIS report, Ruto was ahead in most counties, and in the end, he received 59 percent of the vote to Raila’s 39 percent.
He emphasized that the president’s decision to withdraw from Raila’s campaign was based on this intelligence briefing, as he feared outright rejection in his own neighborhood and shame from backing a likely loser.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, according to Jubilee Party Vice-Chairman David Murathe, would not campaign in the Mount Kenya area for the Raila-Karua ticket.
“You didn’t expect him to go off like that, which is why you’re now dealing with Martha and Raila.” Both of their names are on the ticket.
“Uhuru isn’t on the itinerary.” He’ll be returning home in the next 80 days, and he’ll be in charge of ensuring a smooth transition and election. He has taken over the mantle of President and Commander-in-Chief,” Murathe remarked.