- "If you have a hand in this maandamano, come out and talk. We have heard him say that Raila is still his leader and his President," she said.
- Uhuru has remained silent over the matter since Raila declared the launch of the Movement for Defence of Democracy on March 9.
Naivasha MP Jayne Kihara has dared retired President Uhuru Kenyatta to declare his stand on the mass action called by his handshake partner Raila Odinga. https://bit.ly/3lxiEmB
Naivasha MP Jayne Kihara has dared retired President Uhuru Kenyatta to declare his stand on the mass action called by his handshake partner Raila Odinga.
Uhuru is a staunch supporter the ODM leader whom he has previously said he recognises as his leader and President.
"I want to address our former President Uhuru. If you have a hand in this maandamano, come out and talk. We have heard him say that Raila is still his leader and his President," she said.
Kihara spoke on Saturday when a section of Kenya Kwanza leaders accompanied Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to Kianyaga Boys High School, the DP's former school.
She added that in the event Uhuru doesn't support the mass action slated for Monday, he should make it public.
Uhuru has remained silent over the matter since Raila declared the launch of the Movement for Defence of Democracy on March 9.
"Come out, Uhuru Kenyatta and tell us your position on this maandamano," Kihara reiterated.
In February Uhuru reaffirmed his support for Raila while speaking in Luanda, Vihiga County.
Uhuru backed the former Prime Minister's presidential bid at the August polls but he lost to President William Ruto who many expected the former president would settle on as his preferred successor.
While in Vihiga, Uhuru said he would continue to rally behind the Opposition chief in his fight for the unity and liberation of all Kenyans.
"I have been the President for nearly 10 years…right now I'm retired, but retired is not tired," he said.
"Even if I'm not in active politics, I'm still a follower of Raila. When he tells me to go, I must go."
Kihara reminded the former President that he was among those who went to the Hague in solidarity with him following the 2008 post election violence case.
"You know I almost landed there with you," Kihara said.
Uhuru was the first sitting President to appear at the ICC, on October 8, 2014.
He was accused of inciting violence but his case was dropped in March 2015 for lack of evidence.
Raila called for Monday protests to pressuring the Kenya Kwanza government into lowering the cost of living and keeping its promises to Kenyans.
The call for demonstrations by Raila came after the lapse of a 14-day ultimatum to the government.
The Azimio leader said the declaration was aimed at providing a chance for Azimio supporters to travel and participate in the mass action against what he termed as an illegitimate government.
The outfit leaders expected to attend the protests are Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua , her Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka, Roots leader George Wajackoyah, Jeremiah Kioni among others.