Jimmy Kibaki Disowns Raila and Ruto Presidential Bids

Jimmy Kibaki Disowns Raila and Ruto Presidential Bids

Jimmy Kibaki, the son of Kenya’s late president Mwai Kibaki, says he is not behind neither Deputy President (DP) William Ruto nor opposition leader Raila Odinga.

“As to who I will vote for in the upcoming presidential election in August; as the voting is by secret ballot, my vote is, as it is for my fellow citizens, my secret,” he said.

Jimmy was categorical that he supports President Uhuru Kenyatta, and is guided by him.

The former president’s son, said several Twitter accounts suggesting he is supporting Deputy President William Ruto in the August 9 General Election are fake.

Jimmy further said that his bond with Kenyatta is deep-rooted.

“It has come to my attention that there are several fake Twitter accounts impersonating me and purporting to imply that I support the Kenya Kwanza political formation,” he said in a statement to The Standard.

“I would like to take this opportunity to inform Kenyans that they should ignore all fake and preposterous announcements emanating from these delinquent imposters. Any right-thinking Kenyan, who understands the 62-year relationship between the Kenyatta and Kibaki families, will know that my loyalty to President Uhuru Kenyatta is sacrosanct, and our 50-year-old friendship endures,” said Jimmy.