Former President Uhuru Kenyatta should be let to continue leading the Jubilee Party now that he has chosen to, political analyst Mark Bichachi has said.
Uhuru has been under pressure, especially from his critics allied to President William Ruto, to leave active politics and retire, after completing his second and final term in State House.
But the commentator has told such people to keep off Uhuru and Jubilee affairs and let it handle its own issues, saying that the fact that Uhuru has decided to remain around should be final.
“This idea that Uhuru Kenyatta should stop being political is nonsensical, he has chosen to continue to lead Jubilee, let him do so. Let’s be serious as a country,” he said on Monday.He added that being an Ex-President does not take away Uhuru’s right to belong to a political party or lead one according to the law.
“Becoming an ex-president does not rob you of your political rights. Uhuru Kenyatta is a hero of this country. He has the right to have followers and lead a party,” he is quoted.
This comes at a time when Uhuru seems unwilling to leave, which has angered the Kenya Kwanza wing, which is now being seen trying to push him out of Jubilee and installing allied-members as new officials.
Uhuru has also remained a member of the opposition’s Azimio La Umoja coalition, and has also refused to acknowledge Ruto’s presidency even after handing over to him last September.
He supported Raila’s presidential bid against Ruto, after their fallout soon after the 2017 polls. Ruto was then his deputy, with whom they had served since their first election into office in 2013.