Former Kiambu County Governor William Kabogo has finally revealed why President Uhuru Kenyatta is no longer influential in his Mt. Kenya backyard as his term comes to end.
Kabogo claimed that the Head of State is not in a position to determine the person who will be his successor or dictate the Mount Kenya region on who to support for the country’s top seat in the forthcoming general’s polls.
“He (Uhuru Kenyatta) does not influence Mt Kenya. Once you finish your term, it is over. (retired president) Mwai Kibaki was in the position. He retired and left,” he stated.
“He did not actively take part in deciding who would succeed him. We will not sit to wait for direction from someone,” William Kabogo said.
Speaking during an exclusive Interview at K24 TV, the former Kiambu boss asserted that Kenyatta President has no option but to go home in 2022 when his term comes to an end.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta is going home, and there is no debate about that. If he does not want to retire, let his people tell him it will not be possible. The Constitution says he should retire after the 2022 election,” Kabogo added.
The former Kiambu Governor sentiments came at a time the Head of State is actively working on fixing 2022 succession politics.
From the look of things, the head of State has shown he prefers the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga to succeed him over his Deputy President William Ruto who has also shown interest in the race to State House.
President Kenyatta has been witnessed trying to convince other political kingpins from various regions to form a strong team capable of beating William Ruto in 2022.
Kabogo also weighed in on the current political division that has rocked the Mt Kenya region, adding that this is a seasonal thing that will surely come to an end.
“Why not, it is all about talking. One year in politics is like 20 years, we are still far.” Kabogo proclaimed.
Kabogo also noted that if the region will still be divided in 2022, they will lose a lot, but if they unite, they will get a big win.