President Uhuru Kenyatta at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on November 4, 2016 for Jubilee Party's national governing council meeting.

Uhuru Kenyatta vows to stay active in politics

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the calls for him to step down from active politics, firmly rejecting such demands.

Speaking during the Jubilee Party National Delegates Conference (NDC) held at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi on Monday, the former Head of State said he had initially prepared to retire from politics after handing over power to William Ruto in September, but reconsidered his decision after he encountered intimidation from undisclosed individuals.

“I wanted to shelve politics and go deal with other things. But there are others who have decided that their work is to force and intimidate. Today, I want to tell you that, you can’t do that to Uhuru Kenyatta. Let them look for someone else,” he said.


The Jubilee boss slammed disloyal party members who were expelled during the NDC and asserted his position as the party leader.

“Jubilee is not Uhuru’s it has owners who gave me the leadership. They already have a successor but they told me to hold until they are ready for another leader. If you want to be respected, respect others,” Uhuru said.

Among the Jubilee members who were expelled are Nominated MP Sabina Chege, Jimmy Angwenyi, Naomi Shaban, Nelson Nzuya, Joshua Kuttuny, Mutava Musyimi, and EALA MP Kanini Koru Kega.

“Kenya is a democracy. The decision by Jubilee Party members is still binding. And until you, the members decide otherwise, Jubilee Party leadership will remain. People who were given small positions by Jubilee Party can’t dictate to us what to do. Their work was to chamion Jubilee’s interests. They should resign and get us back the small positions we’ve given them. Our symbol is a dove, and that means peace,” he added.

He also urged any discontented Jubilee member to depart peacefully and refrain from criticizing the party.

“Those who are not happy with Jubilee’s stance, do us the honours and walk out of the door. Leave Jubilee on its track and stop saying Jubilee is dead. Why are you obsessed over a dead party if that is the case? They can’t let Jubilee be because they know very well it is not dead. We are very much alive and they will see it,” Uhuru said.