Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has endorsed the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party leader Raila Odinga for President in August 9, 2022 polls.
He made the declaration Wednesday February 23, 2022 while addressing delegates of Mt Kenya region at Sagana State Lodge, in Nyeri.
“I urge you to fully support Raila’s presidential bid. I want to hand over the reign to ODM leader Raila Odinga,” he noted.
Uhuru told the delegates that he was not confident handing over the seat to his deputy president William Ruto but has no problem supporting him in future if he reforms.
“I’m asking you to support Raila Odinga as he means well for the Country. When “my young man (Ruto) reforms”, we will consider him,” Uhuru is quoted telling delegates.
Uhuru endorses Raila:
President Uhuru urges Mount Kenya region to support Raila succeed him
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) February 23, 2022
According to Uhuru, Raila’s presidential bid has the best interests for the country hence his preferred successor.
He said Raila was the best fit not only for the Mt Kenya region but Kenya ta large because the ODM leader understands where the country is heading, and will therefore be at peace to hand to him the leadership mantle.
“(President Mwai) Kibaki left mean economy worth Sh5 trillion, today, the person I will hand government to…and its is that person (referring to shouts of Baba) Yes! Yes! The one I will handle the government, and you have mentioned him, I will leave him an economy of Sh13 trillion.”