Former President Uhuru Kenyatta reportedly rejected DP Gachagua’s call to hold reconciliation talks.
According to a local publication, Uhuru is said to have reportedly rejected Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s efforts to hold reconciliation talks with him regarding the “political direction and future of the Mt. Kenya region.”
The daily reported that Uhuru brushed off Gachagua’s efforts, saying he was “disrespected by Gachagua and his associates in the United Democratic Movement (UDA) party in the Mt. Kenya region.”
According to sources, Uhuru turned down Gachagua’s invitation because he was still unhappy with the taunts he had received from local politicians who had been elected in the Mount Kenya region on the UDA platform.
“Uhuru does not want to hear anything from people who have been tarnishing his image even after peacefully leaving office. He has endured and ignored all kinds of wrongs from these people and their allies. Right now, he wants to enjoy his retirement,” said one of his close political allies.
The ally explained Uhuru is infuriated by the behaviour of politicians attacking him, even though he left office as required by the constitution, allowing President William Ruto’s government to lead the country without any interference.
“They have called him all sorts of names. They have even intruded into his farm, set it on fire, and committed theft. It’s challenging to engage with people like them,” the ally stated.
This comes after DP Rigathi Gachagua revealed plans to reconcile with retired president Uhuru Kenyatta.
Gachagua stated they had decided to embrace Uhuru as their son despite supporting Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga in the 2022 General Election.
“Kenyatta was fronting Raila Odinga for the presidency, and he lost. We have now decided to embrace him as our respectable son and statesman despite everything,” Gachagua said.