Prez Kenyatta assures smooth transition of power
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured that power transition will be smooth after his Deputy President William Ruto defeated his publicly endorsed favorite and opposition leader Raila Odinga.
President Kenyatta said this on Thursday when he met and held talks with religious leaders at Kenya’s State House in Nairobi who paid him a courtesy call days after declaration of his Deputy William Ruto President-Elect in the August 2022 presidential elections.
Media dispatch from PSCU said the President Uhuru Kenyatta thanked the religious leaders for their support “and assured them that the process of transition will be smooth”.
Incumbent Deputy President William Ruto, who has had a flawed relationship with his boss, has been declared the President-Elect by Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ( IEBC) after a keenly contested presidential election within the East Africa’s powerhouse.
But Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Candidate and fifth time opposition leader Raila Odinga has promised to challenge the outcome of the presidential election at Kenya’s Supreme Court and must file the election petition in 7 days in the eyes of the Kenyan electoral law for a-14 day trial.
The interfaith group, including Archbishop Martin Kivuva of Mombasa Catholic Archdiocese, Archbishop Antony Muheria of Nyeri, Anglican Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit and the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem) Hassan Ole Naado, commended President Kenyatta for his leadership which has ensured peace, stability and cohesion amongst the Kenyan communities.
The religious leaders expressed gratitude to the Head of State Uhuru Kenyatta for working towards a united Kenya by creating a path of inclusivity for all Kenyans.
Other members of the clergy who attended the meeting included Sheikh Yusuf Nasur Maki, Nairobi Catholic Archdiocese, archbishop Philip Anyolo, Bishop Emeritus David Oginde, Bishop Emeritus Silas Yego, Bishop Robert Langat, Canon Chris Kinyanjui and Father Ferdinard Lugonzo.