Majority leader in the National Assembly Kimani Ichungwa says President Uhuru Kenyatta has a lot of money and that he doesn’t need his pension after serving for two terms as Kenya’s president.
Speaking on Sunday at Wanjohi Primary School in Nyandarua during an inter-denominational service, also attended by President William Ruto and DP Rigathi Gachagua, the Kikuyu MP noted Uhuru’s resignation from the Azimio Chair position was good news, but he (Mr. Kenyatta), was resigning to get his pension money.
”I have read that former president Uhuru wants to resign as Azimio’s Chair. That is good news. Although the newspapers are saying that he is resigning so that he gets his pension, he has a lot of money. He doesn’t need that pension,” the Majority leader said.
Uhuru Kenyatta is set to resign from his Azimio Chairperson position to concentrate on his work as the East African Community and Great Lakes Region peace facilitator.
The Azimio Council, the Opposition Coalition’s highest decision-making organ will convene to ratify Mr. Kenyatta’s exit, a revelation made by former Jubilee vice chairperson David Murathe.
”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,” Murathe said, adding that the move will create space for Raila Odinga as the overall Azimio leader.
”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,” Murathe added.