Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki on Monday, July 4, revealed how he thwarted ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi’s presidential ambitions in 2013.
Speaking during a rally in North Imenti, Meru County, Kindiki described President Uhuru Kenyatta as a weak leader who was always willing to let go off power when put under pressure recounting the 2013 Mudavadi incident.
Kindiki divulged that he was the one who tore an agreement that President Uhuru Kenyatta signed, declaring that he had abandoned his presidential bid and handed over the baton to the ANC leader.
He explained that Uhuru had developed cold feet after the international community threatened to sanction Kenya if he ascended to power and opted to shelve his bid, but the Senator stopped him in time.
“In 2013, when it was declared that the country would face sanctions by the international community, he went and signed an agreement to transfer power and his candidature to another candidate.”
“It was I and DP Ruto who went to his house and told him that he could not change the decision of the vote and that he must be in the ballot. I am the one who tore the agreement he has written while hiding under his bed,” he stated.
The UDA Chief Agent told off the president, stating that he was only in power because of the formidable team behind him in 2013 and 2017 that held his hand when he pushed him even when he doubted himself.
Kindiki further claimed that the team that backed Uhuru then was now rallying behind Kenya Kwanza flag-bearer William Ruto, promising to send both him and Azimio candidate Raila Odinga home on August 9.
In his book ‘The Agreement between Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi’ the ANC revealed the details of the pact between him and the Head of State on December 18, 2012.
The agreement proposed that Uhuru steps down in favour of the former Vice President and that they would form a coalition in which he would be the presidential candidate – the announcement would be made within 12 days.
However, before then, a lot had changed and Uhuru announced that he was still in the race and that the decision to agree to the deal was imposed on him by dark forces.
“The devil came to me and told me that if we are elected, the West will not give Kenya money; that our tea can’t be sold abroad and that Kenyans are not ready for another Kikuyu president, as this will cause more bloodshed. Given that I love peace, then I decided to quit and support Musalia,” the President told the media.
The revelation by Kindiki comes in the wake of a leaked audio where Ruto confessed to nearly slapping Uhuru in 2017, after he, for the second time, wanted to give up on the presidency after his re-election was nullified by the Supreme Court.