President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he has a well-worked out plan for Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, if he retires from active politics.
Speaking in Busia Wednesday, where he took his campaign, President Kenyatta urged Odinga to retire from active politics if he loses in the August 8 general election.
“Given the respect I have for Raila Odinga, I have already rolled out a retirement plan for him. I have set aside bodyguards who will protect him at his home in Bondo, a pension scheme for him… all that, we have worked out. Because Raila is my elder brother, I want him to live a dignified life. About power-sharing in government, he should forget,” said President Kenyatta.
The proposal for the ‘goodies’ that Uhuru says have been set aside for Odinga must first be endorsed by Parliament before Odinga can fully benefit from them.
In the speech, the Head of State also urged area residents to shun politics of division.
“We, as Jubilee leadership, detest politics run on the basis of insult. I urge our competitors from the other camp (The National Super Alliance – NASA) to come up with a manifesto and an agenda for all Kenyans that will help the citizens make an informed decision on whether to vote for them or us on August 8. As leaders, we should not fuel hate, ethnicity and base our politics on insults. It is not beneficial to the nation,” said President Kenyatta.
After President Kenyatta and his convoy had left Bumala Market, Matayos and Mundika areas, supporters of NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga took to the streets to chant pro-NASA slogans.