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Uhuru: I was ready to retire from politics but….

Former president Uhuru Kenyatta says he changed his mind on retiring from politics following consistent humiliation from President William Ruto’s government.

In his address at the Jubilee National Delegates Conference (NDC) in Nairobi on May 22, 2023, the former president further accused his political opponents, whom he did not name, of stealing his animals and destroying his farm.

“We peacefully handed over power in broad daylight even as they insulted me,” the former president explained amid cheers from the former ruling party’s delegates.

“I remained silent all through and the insults have continued, including stealing of (my) goats, burning (my) land).”

Also present at the politically charged event was Jeremiah Kioni, David Murathe, who are officials of the Uhuru-led faction in the party, alongside former Murang’a governor Mwangi wa Iria.

The former president further warned his successor he is not scared of the daily threats from his food soldiers.

The party also expelled rebel officials, including nominated MP Sabina Chege, EALA legislator Kanini Kega, and Nelson Dzuya.

Others who have been shown the door are former MPs Jimi Angwenyi, Naomi Shabban, Joshua Kutuny, Mutava Musyimi, and Rachel Nyamai.

To fill the leadership vacuum created by the expulsions, the former ruling party appointed Saitoti Torome as the new National Chairman, replacing Nelson Dzuya.

Yasin Noor was meanwhile named the new Deputy Secretary General, replacing Joshua Kutuny.

And in a move aimed at bolstering the party’s electoral strategy, Jamleck Kamau has been appointed the National Director of Elections, taking over from Kega.

The Party also appointed prominent blogger Pauline Njoroge as the new Deputy Organizing Secretary. Njoroge has been an ally of the former president for a while. She boasts digital influence and organizational skills which are anticipated to bring fresh perspectives to party operations.

Maison Leshoomo, a seasoned politician and advocate for women’s rights, has been named the Women League National Chair, emphasizing the party’s commitment to gender equality and inclusivity.

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