Mudavadi defends Ruto, attacks Uhuru for backing Odinga

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Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi has told off President Uhuru Kenyatta over his remarks in Nakuru which seemed to endorse ODM leader Raila Odinga for the top seat next year.

Speaking on Thursday at the ANC headquarters in Nairobi while launching the party’s revamped digital platforms and unveiling of the youth charter, Mudavadi also defended DP William Ruto saying no leader should feel intimidated in their quest for the presidency just because of the Head of State’s preference.

”We do not want anybody, even at the lowest level, to feel intimidated when making their 2022 choices,” the ANC leader, also one of the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals said.

On Wednesday, while conferring a city status to Nakuru town, President Uhuru Kenyatta in an apparent show of support for Raila Odinga urged the youth not to rush in making political decisions on who they will vote for in the coming polls.

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”With all due respect, some high speeds will have you fall. Leadership is not a game. It is not a sprint but a marathon. You will sprint and run out of breath along the way. The old ones will come and overtake you,” said Uhuru. 

The President said the campaigns of discrimination including age were backward and that leaders should be elected on their intellectual ability.

“People are elected on their intellectual ability, not physical strength. Leadership is the brain, its not a football match,” the president added in apparent defense of his handshake partner.

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