Participation in opposition politics is condemned.
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has been warned by Senate Majority Leader Aaron Cheruiyot about his role in opposition politics. Cheruiyot voiced his unhappiness with Kenyatta’s recent acts during a thanksgiving ceremony for Mogotio Member of Parliament Reuben Kiborek in Baringo County.
“Shame on you!” shouted Cheruiyot. “From a president to a rebel leader’s follower.” The senator also questioned Kenyatta’s devotion to President William Ruto, claiming that when Kenyatta was in power, he had universal support, but now that Ruto has won the election, Kenyatta has joined those attacking the administration.
“I’m Not Tired Because I’m Retired”
Despite his quiet, Kenyatta reiterated his membership in the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party. “I’m not tired because I’m retired,” Kenyatta said. “Others retire and strengthen their political position.” The former president’s remarks came after Cheruiyot cautioned Kenyatta not to become involved in opposition politics.
The Kenya Kwanza government’s attempts to curb tax evasion were also mentioned by the Majority Leader, who called for a crackdown on the Kenyatta family. “Stop sobbing alone over taxes, my buddy,” Cheruiyot remarked. “We will come for you and the public property you stole, even those in Pandora.” Cheruiyot went on to say that the government must return the items seized from the citizens.
Finally, the Majority Leader warned the former President and criticized his role in opposition politics. Cheruiyot’s remarks reflect Kenya’s present political atmosphere and the animosity between various political groupings.