President Uhuru Kenyatta for the first time disclosed his private affairs with wife and First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta while speaking with Mt Kenya leaders in Nyeri on Friday, November 15.
The head of state was not pleased by the tensions rising in Mt Kenya and drew an example from his family set up to convince the leaders that they should solve their issues as a group and not abuse one another.
According to a report by The Standard , Uhuru disclosed that he also had issues with his wife, but he never ran away from his home.
This was a thinly veiled attack on the area leaders who had deserted him and jumped ship to Deputy President William Ruto’s side after Mt Kenya turned against Uhuru.
“My wife sometimes gets agitated to the point of not speaking to me. I never run away from home but instead seek to solve those problems,” Uhuru disclosed.
Kenyatta also contradicted Ruto’s sentiments that Kibra by-election was marred with violence, revealing that he had a spoke to one of his loyal followers in Kibra, who confirmed his sentiments.
“I never thought I would see a day we have peaceful campaigns in Kibra where people don’t lose property or lives. I saw a few people get stoned but they can speak for themselves. And even though our candidate lost, Kenyans, especially Mt Kenya people won.
“There is a woman I know in Kibra who even campaigned for me when I was still in Kanu. They burned her stuff even in 2007, 2013 and twice in 2017. I called her this time and she told me that the campaign should have extended a bit so that she gets some more money,” Uhuru stated while poking holes at the money candidates splashed in Kibra.
He also convinced the area leaders that he did not know the contents of BBI and that he too was awaiting its release. However, he rooted for equality of vote and criteria that will thwart violence witnessed after elections.
President Kenyatta assured that he was not offering ODM leader Raila Odinga any position in government but they were united for the sake of peace.
- “And when I talk to Raila, I never tell him that we are talking so that he can get a big position. I tell him that we are talking because of the peace of this country,” the head of state vented.