President Kenyatta has reiterated that he will retire from politics once his current and final term expires in 2022.
Kenyatta, who spoke on Sunday at African Inland Church (AIC) in Milimani, Nairobi during the coronation of presiding Bishop Abraham Mulwa and his deputy reverend Paul Kirui, said he will not cling to power but will go home to have time with his family.
“No one will be at work all his life, you must spend time with your family at some point. You know even if I don’t attend this family meeting, I will be admonished and told that every time there is such a family meeting, I don’t attend while at the end of my time I will go home and be with them,” Kenyatta said as he pleaded with the congregants to allow him to leave the function early to attend a scheduled family meeting.
He appeared to be responding to a section of leaders who have suggested that he is too young to retire and should take up the Prime Minister position that is proposed in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.
Kenyatta was accompanied to the function by among others, Deputy President William Ruto, Cabinet Secretaries Fred Matiang’i (Interior), Charles Keter (Energy), Prof George Magoha (Education), Simo Chelugui (Labor) and Prof Margaret Kobia (Gender) and host governors and MPs.