Former President Kenyatta Reiterates Support For Azimio, Amidst Blame Games
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again affirmed his unwavering support for the Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya coalition, led by opposition leader Raila Odinga. Addressing a church congregation in Mwingi on Sunday, November 19, Kenyatta, accompanied by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, remained steadfast in his stance, emphasizing the importance of integrity and consistency in leadership.
“I am not a conman. I always tell people I am an Azimio member and that is where I belong. My stand has not changed. You should be a politician with a stand who can always be trusted,” he told the congregation.
The former Head of State also addressed the accusations and threats he has received regarding the current government’s shortcomings. He acknowledged the blame-shifting tactics often employed by political opponents, but asserted his resilience in the face of such attacks.
“I am no longer scared. We have been threatened and told a lot of things. Each time someone fails in their mandate, they blame the previous government. I am used to the blame and life continues,” Uhuru noted.
Kenyatta emphasized the need for unity among leaders, urging them to prioritize the welfare of Kenyan citizens above political differences.
“Let us not allow politics to divide us. Everyone has an opportunity to contribute to the growth of the nation and end poverty. For servant leadership, we are in the positions that we are in and God has given us those positions not for ourselves but to serve others,” he said.
Blame Games Continue
Meanwhile, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, speaking at a church service in Mt. Elgon Churches, Kopsiro, reiterated the Kenya Kwanza government’s commitment to addressing the challenges left behind by the Kenyatta administration.
Gachagua criticized the former government, alleging that it had neglected the agricultural sector, particularly farmers.
“When we came into power, we found a lot of problems. Agriculture was in pretty bad shape because the former regime had refused to help farmers on issues of fertilizers,” Gachagua asserted.