Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani has opened up on his decision not to contest for an elective seat in the August 9, elections.
In a statement regarding his decision, the CS said he is committed to working with President Uhuru Kenyatta in delivering his agenda to Kenyans.
He said the decision seeks to help the Head of State in the transition period to ensure that the government is in safe hands.
“I have carefully weighed the dictates of my current national duty, respect for my president, and the push to offer myself as the gubernatorial candidate for Marsabit County.”
“In this regard, I have therefore reached the decision not to run in the forthcoming August 8, General election but instead continue to support the president in his quest to consolidate his legacy and preside over a smooth transition,” he stated.
The CS, who was to vie for the Marsabit governor seat, said he looks forward to delivering some of their expectations while serving in his current role.
He appealed to the Marsabit community to back leaders under the Azimio La Umoja movement led by Raila Odinga even as they head to the August 9, polls.
“I am profoundly humbled by your deep love and confidence in my ability to positively impact your lives.”
“I will endeavour to meet some of these expectations from my current national platform while wishing you God’s guidance as you make an informed decision to choose your next set of leaders from the Azimio La Umoja movement headed by Raila Odinga,” he said.