I won’t accept second fiddle role, says Speaker Justin Muturi

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The National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has distanced himself from claims that he is being courted by Deputy President William Ruto camp to take up the running mate position.

In an interview with Spice FM on Wednesday morning, Muturi maintained that he will be on the ballot during the 2022 general elections, saying no one has approached him to be their running mate.

He is expected to announce the political vehicle he will use to vie for the country’s top seat soon.

Justin Muturi
Justin Muturi

“Right now, I am focused on what I would want to do for the country. I am not concentrating so much on what other people want,” said Muturi.

Reports had emerged that Ruto is considering Muturi, MPS Moses Kuria and Rigathi Gachagua or former lawmaker Mwangi Kiunjuri to be his running mate.

Presidential candidates are hunting for running mates from Mt. Kenya on the ground of many voters.

ANC party leader last week announced he could pick a Mt. Kenya running mate.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is also reported to considering former legislator Peter Kenneth, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, Agriculture CS Peter Munya or Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui for the running mate slot.

Apart from Governor Mwangi Wa Iria, none has declared interest in the presidential seat from the region.

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