In an interview on January 26, a politician allied with Deputy President, William Ruto, said Kenyatta is not entirely to blame for the current economic crisis.
Former Mombasa Senator, Hassan Omar now claims that President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is serving his second and final term is surrounded by non-thinkers.
Hassan blamed former Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and other members of President Kenyatta’s inner circle for damaging the president’s legacy.
While talking about former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s comments, he said that the President and his friends made decisions without getting sober.
“Uhuru’s (inner circle), there are no thinkers. It appears it was him and Rotich and Big Ted, there were making all these decisions,” Hassan remarked.
The Mombasa County gubernatorial aspirant contrasted Uhuru’s close allies with those of former President, Mwai Kibaki.
Although he was a fierce critic of the former President’s practice of making appointments from his own community, the individuals he chose were competent.
“Kibaki’s government, I remember, I was very critical of it based on the disproportionate population of what I thought was Kibaki’s Kikuyu community.
“But every time you sat with Kibaki’s economist, you were left inspired by him. He was all that he is even in terms of economy,” Hassan remarked.
Omar cunningly left out DP Ruto, despite the former being Kenyatta’s deputy since taking over the reins of power.
“We have interrogated him on that matter. I remember the last time we told him in Mombasa we told him that there is no way he can not continue talking about SGR because it was a legacy under his administration,” he remarked.