Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi has censured President Uhuru Kenyatta over his statement in Nakuru on Wednesday where he cautioned against campaigns based on age discrimination.
The President said such campaigns were backward and that leaders should be elected on their intellectual ability.
Speaking at ANC headquarters in Nairobi, Mudavadi however, lashed out at the President arguing that the young people were tired of the elders’ slow pace.
"If people are worried that the young people are running very fast, then they must wake up to the reality that the young people are tired of us going too slowly."
"The young people want to see results.
They want jobs."
The President, in a jab directed at his Deputy William Ruto hinted at backing ODM leader Raila Odinga, 76.
“You can start early (campaigns) with speed but before long you are tired and the old man will come at his pace and overtake you. The race is not about a sprint but a marathon,” the President said.
But on Tuesday during the launch of the revamped ANC digital platform and youth charter and training manual for young aspirants, Mr Mudavadi said the country's economy was wanting and changing it is no longer a "marathon".
"Changing the economy of this country is no longer about a marathon. It's about action. People want solutions," he said.