Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has lashed out at President Uhuru Kenyatta over claims that he used county cash to finance Raila Odinga's presidential campaigns in the run to August 8th elections.
On Saturday, President Uhuru Kenyatta in a rally at Uhuru Park claimed that funds from Nairobi County coffers were pilfered to finance Raila's activities instead of being used to launch projects to benefit city residents.
“The President should avoid making frivolous and trivial statements,” said Dr Kidero.
“We are requesting him to act presidential because the presidency is a symbol of national unity and if there is any legacy every president wants to leave is that of unity where people feel included and not sidelined,” said Kidero.
The former county boss described President Kenyatta statements as acts of panic.
“He should not panic. We have never given money from the county government to Nasa for campaigns. Raila Odinga has run for president three times and he has been funding his campaigns, the same goes for Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi.”
Kidero defended Raila's fundraising initiative, saying that it was not something new in Kenya, adding that even the President had called for similar initiative before the August 8th polls.
Kidero further urged President Uhuru to keep off county politics and interfering in their governance.
“Raila respected the sovereignty of county governments and understood the boundaries between county and national politics. The president should leave county politics and focus on national politics,” he said.