Safina Party presidential aspirant Jimmy Wanjigi has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to retire peacefully once his second and last term ends in August when the country goes to the polls.
Speaking Sunday after joining Worshippers at a service at ACK Emmanuel Church Wahundura, Wanjigi challenged the President to follow the example set by his predecessor the late President Mwai Kibaki and hang his political boots.
“Azimio is a clear attempt by Uhuru Kenyatta to extend his rule and we will not allow it.”
The businessman turned politician remarks came in the wake of an appeal that has drawn mixed reactions by COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli urging the President to consider making a political comeback.
Speaking during the labour day celebrations in Nyayo Stadium, the controversial trade unionist said the President was still young to exit the political scene.
“Your excellency, you will be the first President of the Republic of Kenya to exit office while you are still young. I know for sure that you are just going on leave. That does not mean you cannot come back…. we will always come to you for guidance” he said.
The Safina Party flag bearer said that the constitution clearly stipulates the Presidential term limits, however, it has become undeniably clear that the Head of State still desires to have a seat at the head of the nation’s political table after his rule was done.
He at the same time called on the Mount Kenya community to once again summon its strength to bring impactful change to the nation.
Reflecting on past instances such as with the MauMau resistance and the second liberation, Wanjigi stated that the community played a pivotal role in voting in the reigning regime and must heed the call to vote them out too in its mutated Azimio and Kenya Kwanza forms.
On the occasion of Labor Day, the businessman turned politician emphasized that the only numbers that matter were the 5.4 Million educated but unemployed Kenyans in the country.
He reiterated and said that this was a problem that would only get worse if not addressed effectively. He called on the youth to take a decisive political stand to avert social and economic disaster.
Wanjigi once again rubbished the two-horse race narrative, asserting that they were mere tribal groupings. The Presidential candidate stated that he represented the collective thinking of the nation’s majority embedded in the Safina Party philosophy of “itwika”; breaking the shackles from past bondage and taking the reins of leadership.
Jimi Wanjigi has hinted that his running mate will reflect the true face of the nation.
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