Kabogo Wants Uhuru, Raila Out Of 2022 Poll

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo wants President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition chief Raila Odinga out of the 2022 political equation to save Kenya from a possible acrimonious contest.

Mr Kabogo said the involvement of the two leaders in the next poll would negate their push to unite the country through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) as the nation would be plunged into a contest of tribal groupings.

Deputy President William Ruto should also reconsider running for the top seat as part of the country’s efforts to heal, he added.

In an exclusive interview with KTN’s Point Blank, the former governor said there was a suspicion that Uhuru and Raila were seeking to use the BBI to create for themselves positions in the Executive.

Several memoranda – to team formed by the two leaders after March 9, 2018 handshake – have proposed the creation of a Prime Minister post and two deputies.

And although Uhuru is serving his second and final term, some leaders, particularly Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli, have asked him not to retire, as he is “still young”.