Mutua launches campaign for 2022 presidency bid

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has pledged “a new period of better leadership and life” during a Sunday speech that marked the launch of his bid to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.
Mutua, who is serving his second and final term as governor, says he will “reboot” the country’s leadership as he seeks to capitalise on the public clamour for young leaders.
The 50-year-old politician is likely to face off with Deputy President William Ruto, Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula, all of whom have expressed intension to contest the presidency.

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Opposition chief Raila Odinga is also expected to be in the race even though he has not yet announced his plans.
Mutua said his experience and understanding of the dynamics of governance and development makes him better suited to be president.
“I have agonised about the pain and the political circus going in our country. I have listened to the voices of Kenyans who have met me and prayed to God for a way to bring back hope,” Mutua said in Mavoko, Machakos County.
“Kenya needs a young, dynamic, innovative but mature leader.  A person who understands the system but is not a captive of the system.”

This story is being updated. 

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