Uhuru hints at backing presidential candidate outside Kikuyu, Kalenjin

Mama Hanna Mudavadi

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses mourners at the funeral service of the late Mama Hanna Mudavadi at Mululu Village in Vihiga County on January 09, 2020.

Photo credit: PSCU

What you need to know:

  • The President’s sentiments were immediately interpreted as directed at his deputy — Dr William Ruto.
  • Dr Ruto has claimed the handshake and BBI aimed at sidelining and blocking him from the presidency in 2022 polls. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday hinted at the possibility of backing his successor from outside the Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities in the next General Election, exciting the handshake base that has ODM leader Raila Odinga and ANC boss Musalia Mudavadi.

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