“Therefore, don’t discriminate. When it comes to making an appointment to position this country. Look at each and every person, as a Kenyan.”
Uhuru on Saturday gave the clearest hint he may not back his deputy William Ruto for the presidency and may in fact campaign against him.
Uhuru said Mt Kenya and the Kalenjin communities have produced the country’s four presidents since Independence and should pave the way other communities.
“Even me, I can stand here and say there are only two Kenyan communities that have led. Maybe it’s time for other tribes to lead. Kenya has many communities,” Uhuru said, getting a standing ovation from sections of the mourners.
But Ruto on Sunday said the next head of state will be elected on their policies and not based on their ethnicity.
In a jibe at the handshake team, he said some are waiting to be given the presidency in boardrooms and bars.