ODM leader Raila Odinga now says he is not aware of any impeachment claims or attempts, days after his handshake partner President Uhuru claimed his deputy had planned to kick him out of office and seize power through the back door.
Raila, speaking after a meeting with the Universities Academic Staff Union on Tuesday, said he had nothing to say about the matter because he was completely unaware.
“I am not aware of any impeachment attempts or claims on President,” Raila said on Tuesday, “I’ve got nothing to say”.
On Satursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta spoke for the first time of an alleged plan by his deputy, William Ruto, to engineer his ouster through impeachment and sabotage.
Kenyatta, who was addressing Gìkùyù elders who visited him at State House, Nairobi said Ruto had an insatiable appetite for power and was keen on fomenting dissent from within the Jubilee party, to elbow his boss.
The President also took time to explain to the elders why he reached out to ODM Leader Raila Odinga and shook hands in March 2018.
Explaining the Handshake, Kenyatta told the elders that he reached out to his arch-rival turned ally, to steady the government, and slow puncture what he termed Ruto’s grand plan to sabotage his administration and ascend to power through the backdoor.
Meanwhile, DP Ruto told off President Uhuru Kenyatta for what he described as the president’s use of State House to plant seeds of discord and division among Kenyans.