- President Uhuru Kenyatta had indicated that he would choose his successor in 2022 from among the leaders of NASA if they unite and agree on a single candidate.
- Governor Alfred Mutua, however, said the decision was a threat to democracy.
- The county boss for the second term has laid eyes on the presidency and claims he is the best leader to succeed Uhuru
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Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has rejected President Uhuru Kenyatta’s plan to endorse one of the main leaders of the National Super Alliance (NASA) for the 2022 presidency.
Speaking in Embu on Tuesday, June 15, the leader of Mandeleo Chap Chap said anyone can be president while insisting that the top post is not a reserve for a few people.
“Anyone can be president of Kenya. The presidency is not reserved for certain special people depending on the length of their service in the government or the party they lead,” Mutua said.
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Mutua rejects Uhuru’s quest to unite NASA leaders
The county boss for the second term said Uhuru’s quest to unite NASA leaders to make him a presidential candidate in the 2022 general election was a threat to democracy and should be rejected by all means.
“Hii mipango ya kupangiwa ati hawa pekee wakae kwa meza wagawane Kenya kati yao ni ubatili mtupu (the plans for a few elected officials to sit at the high table and decide who will rule Kenya are vanity).”
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Mutua was in Embu to meet with members of his party from the region.
The MCC chief said he had received approval to run for president of his allied Embu MCA.
“Personally, I am touched by this endorsement and appreciate their support as well as that of other leaders from various parts of the country who have also urged me not to back down; believing that I am the most qualified person to help create jobs for young people and secure income opportunities for all men and women, ”Mutua said.
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Mutua laid eyes on the 2022 presidency and launched a charm offensive in different parts of Kenya in search of votes.
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Mutua’s remarks came after Vice President William Ruto sarcastically praised Uhuru’s declaration to support a NASA presidential candidate in the 2022 general election.
Responding to a headline from one of the local dailies that his boss openly supported one of the main leaders of the defunct alliance, the DP wondered what would happen to the more than eight million Kenyans who sang the tano tena.
The beleaguered politician, however, said that with God’s support he would continue his race for state house.
“Eucho! Ngai fafa mwathani !! So what happens to the Thurakus, the kumìrà kùmèrà contingent, the eight million of us ?? None, no young, no woman, no man of the eight million who woke up early and voted three times for merit support for UK / WsR tickets? Sawa you! Tutajipanga na support ya mungu (We will strategize with God’s support). ”
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Source: Tuko News