Top journalist causes stir, explains why yesterday might not be Uhuru’s last Mashujaa Day

One of the country’s top journalists caused a stir after he went about explaining and clearly outlining a very possible scenario that may see incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta proceed to preside over next year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations scheduled for October 20th 2022. According to the Constitution, the term of the current president comes to an end after August of next year, with the swearing in of the next president.

Radio Africa’s Oliver Mathenge who made headlines at the beginning of this month after it emerged that he would be leaving his current employer for Nation Media Group, wondered why everyone kept referring to yesterday’s Mashujaa Day celebrations as Uhuru’s last. He asserted that in the very likely case next year’s poll is nullified as was the last general poll, then Uhuru would still preside over the next Mashujaa Day celebrations.

He wrote,

Oliver Mathenge
I see a lot of commentators in the media referring to today’s Mashujaa Day as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s last one. It may be so or not. If next year’s election is nullified as happened in 2017, Uhuru still has one more Mashujaa Day.

It will be remembered that in the last general election, a discontented Raila Odinga went to court together with his NASA coalition partners to challenge the results of the poll. The Supreme Court ruled in their favour and called for fresh elections which Raila, nevertheless, boycotted.
Oliver Mathenge who was a Digital Editor at Radio Africa will be parting ways with the Waiyaki Way placed Media house after 9 years.

“I have been receiving so many questions.
Yes, after 9 fantastic years, I will be leaving Radio Africa Group at the end of November. At a later date, I will discuss more about what I will be doing next at Nation Media Group” said Oliver Mathenge in a tweet.

Oliver Mathenge who has been a journalist since July 2007, joined Radio Africa Group in December of 2012 as a Political Reporter.

He boasts of a 14-year career in communications – 10 of which have been in active political and current affairs journalism.

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