Alai jumps to defend Uhuru on downscaled security
By Wanja Waweru
MCA Kileleshwa Robert Alai has entered the hotly debated issue of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reduced security, pleading with the government to reinstate the retired head of state’s security detail.
The MCA made the comments even as he suggested that Mr. Kenyatta might have undercut the Kenya One Coalition’s bid for the presidency in the General Election of last year.
“President Uhuru is retired. I think he shortchanged us on the presidency but he MUST not be touched. Restore his security. #LeaveUhuruAlone,” Alai tweeted.
Alai just this week said if there was a law that had been passed exempting the former president from taxes, it should be reviewed.
“If the Kenyatta family had a law exempting them from tax, let’s change that. But we not relenting on the rallies,” Alai said.
He added that Mr. Kenyatta’s current difficulties shouldn’t prevent Azimio from holding its scheduled series of rallies.
President William Ruto’s close allies have accused Mr. Kenyatta of financing the opposition’s political rallies despite rumours that he was planning to resign as chairman of Azimio.
Leaders of President Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance assert that Raila Odinga, the head of Azimio, recently made comments that are an exact replica of Mr. Kenyatta’s.