President Uhuru Kenyatta has waded into the 2022 succession debate after telling off those criticising the Building Bridges Initiative claiming it is intended to extend his rule.
President Kenyatta tore into the Tanga Tanga faction of the ruling Jubilee Party for fuelling claims that he and Opposition leader Raila Odinga were using BBI to entrench dynasty rule.
“Those talking about BBI…I don’t want another mandate. I don’t want any job. I am tired. BBI is meant to ensure that no Kenyan sheds blood because of political competition. We want peace. I know to together with Raila we will achieve it,” said Uhuru.
For the first time, the President publicly endorsed BBI, exuding confidence that it would sail through, calling those opposing it “con men.”
“We will be back with BBI very soon. Let no one lie to you that it is about politics,” the President told hundreds of Ngong residents on Wednesday.
The President was speaking when he opened Phase 2A of the Standard Gauge Railway from Nairobi to Naivasha for passenger service.
The Head of State said that he is “tired and ready to go home.”