Azimio Leader Raila Odinga finally disclosed how former President Uhuru Kenyatta planned for the August 2022 General Election.
Speaking in Mombasa County yesterday, Raila disclosed that Uhuru made it clear that he wanted a free and fair election and which ended up working against him after losing to President William Ruto.
The former Prime Minister defended Uhuru from claims that he meddled in the polls or used the much-hyped and feared deep state, saying had the former President used the deep state, he would be President today.
“Uhuru Kenyatta had said that the wanted a free and fair election and that his government would not interfere with it. What happened is known to the public,” Odinga stated.
He added that he shared Uhuru’s thinking and was confident of a win in a free and fair race.
Responding to concerns over Uhuru’s absence in Azimio, he affirmed that the coalition’s chairperson was still an active member.
Raila maintained that the truth about the elections that saw Ruto declared winner would soon be unveiled.
“There is the gospel according to Mathew (Wafula Chebukati), Saint Mark (Juliana Cherera) and Luke (Jackson Ole Sapit), and there is the gospel according to Saint John.
“Saint John will lift the lid on what exactly happened at the Bomas of Kenya. Many are waiting for me to speak but I will wait for him to speak before I do,” he explained.
In other news, President William Ruto has announced reorganization of his administration, spelling out the roles of the offices of the Deputy President and that of Prime Cabinet Secretary.
Through an Executive Order, the head of state announced that Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi will “Chair and co-ordinate National Government legislative agenda” across all ministries and state departments in consultation with Kenya Kwanza Leaders in Parliament.
While assigning Mudavadi duties, Ruto also entrusted the ANC party leader with the responsibility of assisting him and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua in the “co-ordination and supervision of Government Ministries and State Departments,”
In liaison with the Ministry responsible for Interior and National Administration, Mudavadi is also expected to oversee the implementation of National Government policies, programmes and projects.
According to the Executive Order No. 1 Of 2023, he will also perform any other function as may be assigned by the President.