Details have emerged as to why Former President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta might actually reject president William Ruto’s job offer to steer peace in the region.
According to sources, Ruto’s move to mock Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday while addressing parliament did not go well with him and the former head of state is said to be thinking whether he should go ahead and take the job given to him by the Kenya Kwanza government.
Also, Uhuru is said to be keen on staying home peacefully like the former presidents did to preserve his dignity not just in the short term but also in the long term.
Another reason why Uhuru may not take up the job offer according to top insider is how deputy president Rigathi Gachagua lectured him at the Kasarani stadium during the swearing in ceremony.
“Even if the former head of state wanted to take the job offer, I am sure the thought of being lectured at the Kasarani stadium will definitely make him reject the same. The Kenyatta family is very rich and I doubt if the former president is desperate for a job. That guy is a billionaire, and he may not swallow his pride for a few coins after serving Kenya for 10 years.” Said the source.
So serious was the Kasarani lecture that Uhuru Kenyatta who left the stadium a little bit earlier for statehouse to welcome the new president decided to pass and go to his residence. Traditionally, it was expected that the former president would use the KDF chopper from statehouse after officially ushering the new president after inauguration.
Using an analogy of the bottom-up model, the head of state recounted how he managed to rise up to the country’s most powerful man despite being forced out of government.
“In summary, and this, by the way, only happens in Kenya. The sitting deputy president became the candidate of the opposition and the leader of the opposition became the candidate of government.
As things would be, the opposition candidate won the election and became president, and the president became the leader of the opposition party. That is the beauty of our democracy,” Ruto stated amid cheers from some parliamentarians.