I Want to Be a Farmer – Uhuru Unveils Fresh Retirement Plans

I Want to Be a Farmer - Uhuru Unveils Fresh Retirement Plans
I Want to Be a Farmer - Uhuru Unveils Fresh Retirement Plans

Africa-PressKenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta has revealed that his desire is to venture into farming after his term as the Head of State expires after the Tuesday, August 9, 2022 General Election.

Speaking during the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2021 hosted by former BBC journalist, George Ndirangu, the Head of State noted he was looking to venture into Agriculture as a full time career.

He was responding to a question from the host who wanted to know what his dreams were while growing up.

To answer the question, Uhuru noted that he had looked forward to joining the defence forces but his dreams have since changed after he won the Presidency in 2013.

“To be honest, when I was growing up, I wanted to be in the defence forces but today, if you were to ask me that, I would say I want to be a farmer because that is what I am going to be when I retire,” stated Uhuru.

Uhuru has made it clear that he is not interested in clinging to power beyond his term and has been making plans to retire.

In September 2020, the Head of State raised eyebrows after reports emerged that he was constructing a new mansion and road upgrade in his village home of Ichaweri, Kiambu County.

The construction of the mansion commenced in 2018, with the contractor and employees working under tight GSU security.

“The old fence is being replaced with a new one and people have been speculating it might be his retirement home. When a president retires, he must head back home to his rural area,” John Wanyoike, a neighbour stated while speaking to a local daily.

The mansion brings to four the total of houses that the Head of State is expected to stay in after exiting State House.

Other houses are his home neighbouring State House in Nairobi, another in Masai Mara and the other in Nakuru County.

The farm in Gicheha, Nakuru, is located just a kilometre off the Nakuru-Eldoret highway and has over 1,000 animals and several plantations.

Uhuru has reared exotic animals exported from South Africa and Uganda. These include Boer goats, Brangus, Charolais, Hereford, Brahman and Ankole cows. Local breeds include the Borans and Sahiwals cattle.


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