After serving the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development – UNCTAD Secretary General for seven-and-a-half years, Dr Mukhisa Kituyi is now officially back in the country with a new mission of seeking to become the fifth president of Kenya.
Kituyi who landed back in the country Sunday morning announced that he is ready and willing to take the mandate of leading this country if given a chance in the 2022 general elections.
The former MP and politician on arrival he was received by people from different walks of life in a convoy of more than 50 vehicles whereby he went straight to Makadara Friends church where he attended a sunday service and asked to be prayed for as he sets off in his new venture.
After attending the church he went to Serena Hotel for a press conference with members of the media where he unveiled his intentions and some of the shortcomings that he has noted all this time that he has been out of active politics in the country.
First he cautioned the politicians from different political parties and alliances who are busy engaging in insulting each other and inciting people against each other noting that that is not the way to solve the problems bedeviling this country.
He cited his experiences across the globe as he led over 150 countries in the world under UNCTAD as one of his strengths that he wants to utilize and explore as he seeks to get to the top political seat in Kenya.
However, he noted that as much as politicians are jostling on whether to have constitutional amendments or not, Kenyans should know that BBI is not the final solution to the problems of this country.
Denied Claims That He Is Scuttling ZThe Luhya Vote
Kituyi who hails from Bungoma County in Western Kenya denied claims that his candidature is aimed at dividing his larger Luhya community and shattering the chances of the other leaders from the community such as ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula.
“I don’t know what my candidature means to Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula because I don’t want to second-guess what they think of my candidature, they should be in a better position to answer that,” Kituyi responded to a question from one of the journalists.
He further added that he is not seeking to become a paramount chief of the Luhya community but he is seeking to become the president of the whole country hence his candidature should not be narrowed down to his community.
Vowed to Form New Political Party
The former UNCTAD Secretary general who stepped down from his lucrative and influential job after serving for seven and a half years also denied claims that he was engineering the feuds and wrangles being witnessed in the Ford Kenya party under the leadership of Moses Wetangula.
He however revealed that after consultations and after considering many aspects, he and other like minded Kenyans will soon form and unveil a new political party that he will use as a vehicle to seek to be elected as the fifth president of this country.
“Because of that and after consultations extensively within the period that I have been exploring the viability and the path to have a successful campaign,I decided that we are going to form a new political party which we are going to roll out at a media event as we form the secretariat and formally announce the emergency of that party,” he said in the press conference.
At the same time Kituyi was proud that he has a clean record as far as the current political alignments, alliances and parties are concerned whether NASA, Jubilee or Kieleweke and Tangatanga among others hence he urged Kenyans to join and support his course to bring a new dawn in the leadership and political landscape of this country.
He will now be travelling to his homeland in the former Western Province to seek advice, consultations and blessings from his kinsmen before going back to Nairobi to officially launch his presidential campaign and start going across the country to seek support and votes.
Dr. Kituyi now joins deputy President Dr. William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka among others who have announced and shown intention to run for the seat of president in the 2022 polls.
Others who have announced their intention to vie include governors Dr. Alfred Mutua of Machakos, Mwangi Wa Iria of Murang’a, Wycliffe Oparanya of Kakamega and Kivutha Kibwana of Makueni.