President Moi Hosts Alfred Mutua at His Kabarak Home It seems Kenya’s only performing governor Alfred Mutua is enlisting the services or rather advice of President Moi.Pic: Photo Courtesy
[VIDEO] ‘Prepare for shock’: Alfred Mutua announces 2022 presidency bid
Mutua said aged leaders should leave the political stage, an apparent attack on Opposition leader Raila Odinga who has dominated the political scene for more than five decades.
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The former government spokesperson said his track record make his win in the next general election “inevitable”.
“I’m planning to shock Kenya in the next few years,” he said on Wednesday during the 13th annual primary school heads meet in Mombasa. “I will show you what I’m capable of doing.”
Mutua’s steady rise, especially after the formation of MCC party, threatened Kalonzo Musyoka’s grip in Ukambani region, pundits said.
This was based on the fact that Wiper, Kalonzo’s party, performed dismally in 2017 polls.
Raila vied for State House with Kalonzo as his running mate but the two withdrew from the repeat citing lack of reforms. They also claimed the result had been pre-determined.
This gave President Uhuru Kenyatta an easy win with 98 per cent of total votes cast by 38.84 per cent of registered voters.
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Mutua has been a Jubilee “darling” but his declaration is likely to spark troubles with Deputy President William Ruto who is targeting the vote-rich Eastern region.
Others who may vie for president come 2022 are ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and former Meru Governor Peter Munya.