No Raila Presidency in 2022 as Former Jubilee Official Alleges Uhuru’s Clever Plan
Those expecting that President Uhuru Kenyatta will endorse ODM leader Raila Odinga as his preferred successor in 2022 are in for a shock, Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany has said.
This has been the belief among some of Raila’s allies, like his elder brother and EALA lawmaker Oburu Oginga, who believe that the Raila-Uhuru closeness will result in a 2022 endorsement.
Some allies of the president like Jubilee Party Vice Chair David Murathe and Nominated MP Maina Kamanda have also made similar remarks, saying that its Raila’s time to lead through a Uhuru backing.
Kositany, however, says that Raila will ultimately be forced to resign, observing that he is only being used to change the constitution, after which Uhuru’s hidden plan, which doesn’t include him, will come in.
He argues that the plan includes trying to ensure that some families remain in power for eternity, and having realized that Raila might be a hindrance, part of the plot is to ensure that he retires alongside Uhuru.
“BBI is all about Uhuru and his political interests post his administration. They are using Raila to achieve that and that is why they are now trying to coerce him to retire with him in 2022 so that the succession plan is smooth,” the ex-Jubilee Party Deputy Secretary Genenral told The Star on phone.
But his remarks have been rubbished by incumbent Deputy SG Joshua Kuttuny, who maintains that the president is after a better country and is not out to achieve any political goals.
For the Cherangany lawmaker, Uhuru has been around for long enough to know what the country needs and is out to try and come up with a solution before the end of his second and final term.
“The president has repeatedly said he will finish his term and go. It, therefore, doesn’t make sense that he is working on other political plans other than that which is good for this country. He wants to leave the country peaceful,” he too said on phone.