Alfred Mutua announces 2022 presidential bid
The 2022 presidential elections will see two Ukambani politicians face off after Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua announced his bid.
Dr Mutua made the announcement during the launch of his re-election manifesto on Thursday in Machakos county.
This means he will face Kalonzo Musyoka, who is the running mate of Nasa’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga in this year’s general election slated for August 8.
Odinga and Musyoka have already made public a pact that will see the former serving only one term then paving way for the latter to contest the presidency should Nasa win this year’s election.
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During his manifesto launch, Dr Mutua said he had made wide consultations with elders, opinion leaders and leaders from all walks of life before arriving at the decision to seek the country’s top job in 2022.
“I have traversed across the country and people tell me they want rapid development .That is why I have accepted their call that I run for the presidency come 2022,” the Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader said.
He termed his manifesto – “Propelling Machakos from the third world to the first world” – as thorough, saying it was a pilot program of what will be done to improve the lives of the people.
The manifesto calls for the construction of the Machakos International Airport with special import and export zones.
Dr Mutua is facing tough competition from Nasa’s Wavinya Ndeti for his re-election as Machakos governor.