President Uhuru Kenyatta has repeated his advice to Kenyans to be on the lookout for “thieves” who are crisscrossing the country and giving them empty pledges. 

Uhuru, who was speaking in Maralal, Samburu County, asked Kenyans to beware of the said “thieves” who are seeking their votes ahead of the 2022 General Election.

The president told residents he was busy implementing government projects that will help Kenya realize his Big Four Agenda.

“Some have been coming here with sweet words, asking you to vote for them. Be careful because they will even snatch your wives. Do not entertain them,” Uhuru warned.

He continued reiterating that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is not a means for him to extend his presidential term in 2022.

He also repeated his commitment to see to it that Kenyans remain in the hands of “clean” people and not those seeking to enrich themselves using public funds. 

“We are bringing clean water to Maralal, electricity and even tackling insecurity in Samburu County. Those who want to lead you in future should stop bothering me,” the president said.

He took the chance to campaign for  the BBI, saying it will benefit ordinary Kenyans.

“BBI is not my project. It is meant to improve your lives because more development money will be allocated to county governments,” Uhuru added.

This is the second time in a month that the Head of State has publicly indicated that he would not hand over power to unnamed persons he referred to as thieves. 

Uhuru has been facing off publicly with Deputy President William Ruto over the DP’s 2022 ambitions to replace him and the abandoned promise to back him when Uhuru’s term ends next year.