The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance will no longer be led by retired President Uhuru Kenyatta. According to reports, Uhuru’s resignation will allow him to concentrate on the East African peace project he is leading.
For Mr. Kenyatta to legally resign from his position in the coalition of parties that supported the presidential campaign of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in the August elections, the alliance wants to call a meeting of the top organ.
“We will be having a meeting very soon where he will formally resign as the chairman of the Azimio council. Obviously, you cannot have two drivers steering a bus. This vehicle called Azimio now has one driver and that driver is Raila Odinga,” said Mr Murathe.
Since he accepted the new responsibility of directing peace negotiations in the region as entrusted by his successor, President William Ruto, Mr. Kenyatta has already taken a back seat in the coalition’s management.
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The Presidential Retirement Benefits Act of 2003 specifies that Uhuru Kenyatta must submit his resignation no later than February 2023. Several of Raila Odinga’s main friends recently announced significant pro-establishment defections, which led to the impending resignation.
For him to get his pension he should not be a leader of any political position in the country.
The Coalition Council and the National Coalition Executive Council are two of the coalition’s two governing bodies, which included at least 26 political parties.