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Don’t involve me in your internal affairs, Museveni tells Kenyans

The reaction followed remarks by the deputy president where he seemed to be throwing jabs at former President Uhuru Kenyatta over how he ran his administration.

NAIROBI, KENYA: President Yoweri Museveni has told Kenyans not to involve him in their internal affairs following the ‘Toboa’ chants during his speech in Nairobi on Tuesday afternoon.

The chants started after Museveni while addressing Kenyans gathered at Kasarani said the new Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua had talked about challenges of leadership in African countries sparking off the wild chants from the crowd.

As the crowd persisted with the chants, Museveni asked them not to involve him in Kenya’s internal wrangles.

The reaction followed remarks by the deputy president where he seemed to be throwing jabs at former President Uhuru Kenyatta over how he ran his administration.

He said while watching KTN News, he saw young men talking about sharing power and sharing resources.

He said one young man on the show made a good point, which was the politics of identity versus the politics of issues. He then challenged the political class in Africa to consider where prosperity comes.

“According to experience of 60 years I would advice Kenyans to know that prosperity comes from wealth creation,” Museveni said.

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He added that he found a problem with the TV show saying that none of the participants talked about East African integration.

Meanwhile President William Ruto has announced that his predecessor Mr Uhuru Kenyatta will continue chairing the region’s peace initiatives.

Speaking during his maiden address as head of state at Kasarani, Ruto said Uhuru had agreed to continue the missions in his retirement.

He noted that the former President had done well in ensuring there was peace withing the region.

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“On peace initiative in our region, in Ethiopia and the Great Lakes region, I have asked my elder brother President Uhuru Kenyatta who has done commended able engagement with those regions and he has graciously agreed to continue chairing those discussion on behalf of the Government of Kenya,” Ruto said.

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