Former president Uhuru Kenyatta is stepping down as Azimio la umoja chairperson.
Former president Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to sign out of the opposition led coalition, Azimio la Umoja.
According to jubilee vice chair, David Murathe, Azimio council will soon convene a meeting and discuss on his stepping down
Murathe stated that this decision is necessary, to allow for the former president, to focus on the peace keeping mission he is leading in the East African region.
Murathe stated,”We will be having a meeting very soon where he will formally resign as the chairman of the Azimio council. Obviously, you cannot have two drivers steering a bus. This vehicle called Azimio now has one driver and that driver is Jakom (Mr Odinga).”
Murathe further clarified that Raila Odinga is still the overall principal of the coalition and its time, Uhuru ventures into matters beyond local politics.
Murathe said,”He is now above local politics. Going forward, everything is Jakom and the Azimio system. The council will sit and make a decision about who takes up the position but the overall leader of Azimio is now Jakom and there is no ambiguity about it.”
According to the constitution, for Uhuru to access his presidential benefits, he will be required to also drop active politics and resign as Azimio la Umoja council chairman.
This is because, the rule of law stipulates that he will not hold office in any political party for more than six months after handing over and stepping down as president.
According to political analysts, this will be a big blow to Raila Odinga as the mount Kenya region hinted at making Rigathi Gachagua their king pin.