Fresh details have emerged over what transpired before President Uhuru Kenyatta’s attendance at the Akorino Conference where he delivered an angry rant against Deputy President William Ruto and Mt Kenya politicians allied to the DP.
Abraham Macharia, the Secretary General of the Conference of Akorino Churches Assembly that had organized the function at Kasarani claims President Kenyatta had kept on inquiring if the gathering would have political speeches.
Macharia said he had personally assured the head of state that there would be no political speeches after communicating with the other Bishops involved in planning the meeting.
“When we invited him, he told us that he did not want politics. He kept asking if there would be political talk at the function. I told him I had given him my word that there would be no politics unless from him or from the Deputy President,” Macharia told a vernacular television station on Tuesday morning.
The Akorino Bishop said that the promise was observed. Until Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko made a political remark proposing that Kenyatta needed an extension of his legacy.
“When Sonko started talking politics, I talked to my Chairman who rose up behind Sonko and requested him to avoid the political talk. We had a good meeting with prayers but the media only picked that part of the President’s speech but even leaders are allowed to be angry,” Macharia added.
The Sunday meeting and consequent rant by Uhuru has dominated political talk with mixed reactions from leaders across the political divide.
Ruto’s allies have condemned the President’s speech with Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruyoit even claiming Uhuru invaded Ruto’s event.
The President’s allies have defended his angry speech – arguing he had reached his limit after being defied by his own troops.
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