Despite being busy on peace missions across the East Africa and the Horn of Africa, former president Uhuru Kenyatta who is also the chairman of the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Party top governing council, is said to be silently participating in the coalition’s activities.Former president Uhuru Kenyatta in a past Azimio rally. Photo/Courtesy.
It has been revealed that the former head of state is aware of the planned mass actions at the Kamkunji grounds today.
According to reliable sources, when two major parties in the coalition; KANU and Jubilee Declares that they would not be part of the mass actions, the former president reached out to Gideon Moi and Jubilee party leadership and asked them to be part of the activities fully.
According to the source, this made the two parties to change their stands and will now participate in the activities that begin at the Kamkunji grounds in Kibera Nairobi county.
In other news, Details have emerged on three of the benefits ODM leader Raila Odinga will receive from the government if proposed changes to the constitution sail through.
The Daily Nation has established that President William Ruto has approved the proposal, which seeks to create the office of the Prime Minister.
According to his close allies, Ruto is ready to give Ruto the benefits that come with such, after he emerged second in the August presidential election. Leaders who attended a Kenya Kwanza PG meeting on Monday said that the benefits will include funding from the taxpayer to help with his oversight job. Raila will also get leeway to hire key oversight agencies and an annual address to Parliament, proposals Ruto approved during the meeting.
“The boss also told us to spearhead a Constitutional review, and the Bill can be tabled anytime, even during the Special Sitting tomorrow,” an MP revealed.
“He said the process is a give and take as the Azimio side will get a functional Leader of Opposition office funded by the government, senators will get the oversight fund, while MPs will get NG-CDF, National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) all entrenched in the Constitution,” he told the paper.
The paper was told that by granting the request, which was initially made by an Azimio technical team, Ruto believes that he will be strengthening the opposition.
This comes at a time when Raila is picking fights with him, accusing him of poor leadership and threatening to bring down his administration.