Editor's Review

  • The Head of State was speaking in Kayole, a perceived opposition zone. 
  • He maintained the BBI has toned down political hostility in the country. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta has stated that following the handshake with ODM leader Raila Odinga, he can now freely visit opposition constituencies in Nairobi.

Speaking on Friday while in Kayole, Uhuru left the crowd in stitches after insinuating that Embakasi East MP Babu Owino would have stoned him in the absence of the handshake.

“Were it not for the Handshake Babu Owino would have organized his group to stone my motorcade today,” said Uhuru.

He noted that following the truce, the hostility in the country has toned down significantly.

The Head of State was speaking in the area after launching a hospital commissioned by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).

Kenyatta stated that the Handshake deal between him and the Opposition chief was not aimed at hoisting Odinga to the presidency.

The President further used the opportunity to call on Kayole residents to throw their support behind Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

At the same, he took a jibe at his deputy Wiliam Ruto calling in Nairobians not to be swayed by people, who are “only making promises, yet there is nothing they have done to suggest they would execute the promises”.

This comes barely a week after President Uhuru called on Ruto to resign maintaining accusing him of doublespeak. 

According to Uhuru, the DP was accusing the government of not delivering yet he launches projects countrywide.

However, in a quick rejoinder, the DP maintained that he will not resign.