A section of Azimio La Umoja lawmakers read malice in the latest wrangle between President William Ruto and his predecessor, Uhuru Kenyatta.
Despite Uhuru, through his proxies, insisting that Azimio party leader, Raila Odinga, is his president, the MPs accused him of being Ruto's stooge.
Among the latest accusations was that Uhuru was being used to tame Raila, who lost his fifth stab at the presidency. This allegation surfaced immediately after the August 9, 2022, elections, with Embakasi East MP, Babu Owino accusing Uhuru of plotting Raila's downfall.
Owino, on Thursday, February 2, once again alleged that Uhuru and Ruto orchestrated a plot to tame Raila and hoodwink Kenyans. This was after Ruto, and his allies accused Uhuru of tax evasion and sponsoring Azimio rallies.
Uhuru's security was also scaled down by over 50 police officers in what was perceived as a revenge mission against Kenya's fourth head of state.
Owino, warned Raila to be alert when dealing with Uhuru, arguing that the new wrangle was still a con to deny Raila the chance to be the fifth President.
"This nonsense of Uhuru and Ruto has started again. The duo shall not hoodwink us this time around. We are wiser. The con is still on. Uhuru wants Baba to confide in him as he confides in Ruto," the MP alleged.
Saboti MP, Caleb Amisi, termed the Uhuru-Ruto spat the most genius manoeuvre of the 21st century.
"I do not trust them, I do not believe it. No leader in the world has ever handed over power to a publicly declared threat. It is a long script to bamboozle Kenyans. Azimio wake up," he lamented.
However, speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, political analyst Nafula Kisiangani, noted that it was early to term it as a long con.
"At this point, we have to wait and see. In as much as many would think it was a long con, no one can punish his friend like Ruto is doing to Uhuru,"
She added that if it was a long con, then something may have gone wrong for Ruto to withdraw Uhuru's security.
"Uhuru is a cunning politician, he may have been working for both Ruto and Raila," she stated.
On Tuesday, January 24, Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni told Kenyans.co.ke that Uhuru recognised Raila as his leader despite handing over to Ruto.
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta also responded to allegations of failing to pay taxes, further accusing Ruto's government of attempting to derail the nation from crucial matters.
"Do not worry about these people who are making noise, people who have nothing else to do will always make noise. We will mind our business," Uhuru stated.
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