May 22, 2024


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Calls for Uhuru Kenyatta to Prioritize National Unity Over Partisan Politics

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Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has been a dominant figure in Kenyan politics for over a decade. However, his recent involvement in active politics has raised concerns among some Kenyans, especially those who support President William Ruto’s administration.

As the political temperature in Kenya continues to rise, it is time for Uhuru Kenyatta to step back from active politics and focus on his legacy.

Uhuru’s support for former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has put him at odds with his former deputy and  successor, William Ruto.

Ruto’s supporters have accused Uhuru of playing dirty politics and attempting to undermine Ruto’s government. They argue that Uhuru’s actions are not only unconstitutional but also against the spirit of democracy.

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Moreover, there are growing concerns that the ongoing political tensions between the two camps could destabilize the country.

Reports of planned protests and demonstrations in different parts of the country have raised fears of violence and unrest. Ruto has warned that his administration will not allow anyone to disturb the peace and has called for restraint and dialogue.

It is in this context that Uhuru Kenyatta should consider quitting active politics. As a former president, he has a unique opportunity to focus on his legacy and contribute to the country in other ways.

He could, for instance, work to promote national unity, support economic development, and foster democracy and good governance.

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Furthermore, stepping back from active politics would send a powerful message to Kenyans and the international community that he is committed to peaceful and democratic transitions of power.

It would also give him the freedom to speak out on issues of national importance without being seen as biased or partisan.

In conclusion, it is time for former President Uhuru Kenyatta to quit active politics and focus on his legacy.

The ongoing political tensions between his camp and that of William Ruto have the potential to destabilize the country and undermine the gains made in the last decade. Uhuru can still contribute to the country in other ways and leave a lasting legacy as a champion of national unity, economic development, and democracy.

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