I was not drunk, Uhuru says about his angry outburst at his son’s home
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has responded to reactions from some Kenyans following his address to the media at his son’s Karen home on Friday.
In a meeting with senior editors at his Nairobi home on Monday, the former President said he was infuriated by the manner in which the government of President William Ruto was treating his family.
He said tat he went to Karen after receiving a call from his eldest son, Jomo, who informed him that detectives were about to raid his house.
“I went there because of a distress call from my son; I was not drunk. I was extremely hurt,” Mr Kenyatta said.
The former Head of State said his two sons have six guns whose licenses they applied for after he handed over the office.
According to Mr Kenyatta, the government did not renew security detail from his two sons, putting them at risk, hence the need to apply for gun licenses.
The former President also said the government is using the issue of guns to divert the attention of Kenyans from the reality of the situation.
“This gun issue is surrounded by lots of propaganda to divert attention from what has been happening,” he said.
Mr Kenyatta also his son Muhoho is in possession of three guns whose licenses he applied since he shoots birds for a hobby in Mwea Irrigation scheme.
He said claims that detectives want to investigate possible possession illegal arms was not true, and that they could have done the unthinkable if they had been allowed in, including plating guns and later blaming it on his son.
Mr Kenyatta also dismissed allegations that he is funding the ongoing demonstrations by Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition, saying he has nothing to do with the protests.
He stated that it is the opinion of Azimio la Umoja leader Mr Raila Odinga to defend the issues raised by Kenyans.
“It is his opinion that he is defending what the people of Kenya wants,” Mr Kenyatta said.
The former President also said he will be available for talks with President William Ruto only he is invited, adding that during his time, he sought advice from his predecessors.