Timothy Njoya: "Uhuru should mediate Ruto, Raila dispute"
Rev. Timothy Njoya says the political tension brewing between President William Ruto and Raila Odinga camps is not good for the country and needs to be checked.
- He likens the supremacy battles between Kenya Kwanza and Azimio to a football match without a referee, which will ultimately be lawless and chaotic.
Veteran theologian and human rights activist Rev. Timothy Njoya now wants former President Uhuru Kenyatta to mediate between his successor William Ruto and Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition leader Raila Odinga.
Rev. Njoya says the political tension brewing between President Ruto and Raila camps is not good for the country and needs to be checked.
He likens the supremacy battles between Kenya Kwanza and Azimio to a football match without a referee, which will ultimately be lawless and chaotic.
"In Kenya right now, we have two major parties; the Raila Luo-Kamba football federation, that is playing game with Ruto’s Kikuyu-Kalenjin federation. That match does not have a referee and I’m here to tell them they need one," Rev. Njoya said in an interview with Citizen TV on Sunday, February 19 night.
And with regards the best referee, 81-year-old Rev. Njoya says Uhuru fits, citing his work in mediating in the ongoing DRC and Ethiopia crises.
"We fought for an equal playing field and having a good referee. Supposing we have a good referee in Kenya, I would say Uhuru would be the best referee. He is famous for what he has done, going to Congo in the ingoing crisis, on appointment by Ruto," he added.
Raila has maintained that the August 9 2022 Presidential Election were rigged in favour of Ruto, and went further to refuse to acknowledge him as Kenya's president.
Ever since Ruto took office in September last year, Raila and his Azimio brigade have held several rallies across the country, insisting that the former is holding the office illegitimately.
It is not clear how Rev. Njoya wants Uhuru to go about in refereeing a match where he has declared allegiance to one of the teams playing, albeit according to his analogy.
During the burial ceremony of former Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha, Uhuru maintained that he is the Jubilee Party leader, and that the party is fully within Azimio coalition.
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