During Kenyatta’s two day tour in central, the Head of State told the former Prime Minister to retire from politics and that he would occasionally take a “bowl of uji” to Bondo if he quits.
Addressing delegates from the Maasai community at Orange house, Odinga told Kenyatta that it was upon the citizens to determine whether he was old enough to quit politics but not him.
“President Uhuru should stop lecturing me since I am not his son… Kenyans want good leadership and not statements used by colonialists to blackmail Kenyans,” Odinga stated.
Emphasising on his point, the former Prime Minister questioned why Uhuru didn’t tell US President elect Donald Trump to retire from politics yet they were of the same age. Odinga called on Kenyatta to accord him the respect he deserves.
Responding to Kenyatta’s claims that former President Mwai Kibaki gave him a job, Odinga stated that the Head of State was wrong stating that he won the election.
“Kibaki did not give me a job… I won the election,” the Opposition leader affirmed.
The Former Prime Minister urged the President to focus on delivering services to the people instead of lecturing him.
Odinga went ahead and warned Kenyatta to prepare for 2017 Elections where people will decide whom they want as their next President.