Saturday February 2, 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta is said to be consulting with his immediate family members in regards to his succession in 2022.
The Son of Jomo, will retire in 2022 and among those planning to succeed him is Deputy President William Ruto and National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga.
Among those people Uhuru has approached is his mother, Mama Ngina Kenyatta, former President Daniel Moi and his brother Muhoho Kenyatta.
According to sources close to the Kenyatta’s family, the President is under pressure from his family members to support NASA leader, Raila Odinga for presidency in 2022.
The larger Kenyatta family has played a major role in mending relations between Uhuru and Raila following the fallout after the August 2017 presidential race. In the March 2018 deal, Uhuru and Raila agreed to end their political war.
The source said Mama Ngina was very instrumental in mediating Uhuru and Raila and she now wants her son to endorse Raila Odinga’s presidency in 2022.
Though Raila Odinga has maintained that he will not vie for presidency in 2022, Uhuru brother, Muhoho went to Raila Odinga’s home in Bondo last month, and assured him of Kenyatta’s family support if he decide to vie for presidency in 2022.
“It is true Muhoho told Raila Odinga that Kenyatta family will offer moral and financial support should he decide to vie for presidency in 2022,” said one of the Raila Odinga’s close aides
The Kenyan DAILY POST