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Uhuru Kenyatta : I’m in control of government (watch)



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President Uhuru Kenyatta has dismissed the hustler vs dynasty politics, saying Kenyan leaders since independence have been elected by Kenyans and none were handed ‘lucrative positions’.

The President was speaking during the burial of Musalia Mudavadi’s mother in Vihiga county.

He also poured cold water on a viral letter whose contents had appeared to warn him that the BBI train risked tragic derailment in his Central Region home-turf.

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Kenyatta added that he was fully in charge of his government and was not going to allow anyone to lecture him on how he should conduct the business of his government.

President Uhuru Kenyatta arriving at the ceremony.

Uhuru told critics who were complaining of ‘certain prominent Kenyan families’ in leadership to seek mandate from Kenyans, saying that Kenya as a democracy requires leaders to be elected.

“Leadership positions are not awarded, leaders are chosen by Kenyans, it is therefore wrong to, if you say you are tired, you are free to seek mandate from the people, let us respect each other as it is the only way to build a strong country ” he said.

Uhuru appeared to send a veiled warning to rogue Jubilee troops undermining his mandate, alluding to a Swahili proverb that; ‘usione simba amenyeshewa ukafikiria ni paka…’

The president’s sentiments were sparked by calls from Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, Siaya Senator James Orengo and COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli who asked Uhuru to go bare knuckles and crack the whip on errant troops in his party and government.

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