National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi Declares Presidential Bid

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The National Assembly Justin Muturi is the latest person to declare his interest in vying for Kenya's presidency during 2022 polls.

The 65-year-old noted he is the right person to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose tenure expires next year.

He noted that his vision is to unite and develop the country and ensure Kenya is a disciplined and orderly nation.

Justin Muturi
Justin Muturi

Having served as a lawmaker and on various committees, Muturi has maintained he has enough experience to lead the country.

“I’ve given you my vision, of a country that is ruled through discipline and order, and I want to be the person who does that. And we’re not going to do it when we’re number two or number three, we can only do it when we’re number one,” he said.

The Speaker was in May crowned as the Mt. Kenya region spokesperson. The ceremony was preceded by an eight-day series of events that saw him enter a strict, special cultural regimen.

However, his coronation was dismissed by a section of leaders from the region, a move that could split the area into two, east and west.

Leaders from Mt. Kenya East, Muturi’s backyard, are now shopping for a new party, claiming they have been sidelined by their colleagues from the west.

They said after forming their own party, they would seek a coalition with other like-minded parties.

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