Nyeri Town Member of Parliament Ngunjiri Wambugu says President Uhuru Kenyatta will not retire from politics even after his term as president ends next year.
Speaking in Nyeri town on Tuesday as he issued bursary forms to Nyeri residents, Ngunjiri said that Kenyatta will continue his role as the Jubilee Party leader even as his term in office expires.
“Our primary focus is that whoever takes over the next government must be somebody who is committed to continuing the legacy that exists. Our party leader is not going to retire from politics, he is going to continue being the party leader for a couple of years even after he retires from politics,” said Ngunjiri.
“As a party we cannot work with someone who the only thing he wishes you when he wakes up is to die.”
He further pointed out that the Jubilee Party will roar back to life as it embarks on political activities in the coming days, adding that at the moment their focus is on the delivery of their promises.
Ngunjiri downplayed the impact of Deputy President William Ruto’s three-day visit to Nyeri County saying that Central Kenya will back a presidential candidate who respects the interests of the region.
He added that any gains made by the deputy president and the UDA party will be reversed once the Jubilee campaigns kick-off.
Ngunjiri also confirmed that they will be part of the Azimio la Umoja meeting as observers on December 10, 2021, at Kasarani where ODM party leader Raila Odinga is expected to declare his presidential bid.
At the same time, Ngunjiri, a key ally of the President, said the Jubilee Party plans to hold a National Delegates Conference before Christmas to chart a new frontier ahead of the next general election.