Uhuru Openly Drummed Up Support For Azimio’s Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga

  • While on his tour in Samburu, where he issued additional title deeds, President Kenyatta maintained that Raila is in a better position to advance his administration’s development agenda, unlike his deputy, William Ruto.
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta openly campaigned for Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga, describing him as the most suitable candidate to succeed him in the statehouse race.
  • This comes a few weeks after speculations that President Kenyatta would not actively engage in Raila Odinga’s campaigns.

President Uhuru Kenyatta continues to remain on the front seat, openly campaigning for the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya flagbearer Raila Odinga.

The head of the state hit the road running in Samburu County where he issued additional title deeds to Samburu pastoralists ahead of his retirement next month.

President Uhuru Kenyatta issuing title deeds to Samburu County residents
Image: PSCU

According to the head of the state, Raila Odinga is better placed to replace him saying the continuity of his development agenda is inched on Odinga’s presidency.

While insisting that he did not bear any resentment towards Kenya Kwanza, President Kenyatta solicited support for Azimio La Umoja One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua saying they are the perfect candidates to take his stead at State House.

According to President Kenyatta, despite his days in State House being numbered, he is still mandated by law to carry out all his functions such as the commissioning of critical development infrastructure, which he says will continue in the days leading up to next month’s polls.

President Kenyatta is racing against time to accomplish the National Titling Programme, one of the major pillars of his administration.

Before the program, Samburu had only received less than 2,000 title deeds since independence, according to data from the Ministry of Lands, and the lack of title deeds in the county had hampered land transactions and development.

In November 2020, Kenyatta issued about 10,000 land ownership documents to Samburu pastoralists for land previously owned under a group of ranches.

President Kenyatta also commissioned the multibillion-shilling Naibor-Suguta-Maralal road. The completion of the 65km road now raises hopes of eradicating problems facing the business community, besides boosting the economic status of Maralal.