Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has officially launched his 2022 presidential election. Mr. Mutua said if Kenyans elected him president, he will restart the country, create jobs and quell tribalism in an effort to unite the country. Alfred Mutual hailed his presidential campaign as a Fresh Movement in a colorful ceremony at the Mlolongo area in Machakos County.
The Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader took a swipe at Uhuru Kenyatta by saying that things were not right in the country and never will be until Kenyans change their leaders at the top.
“We are at a cross road. The development and future of our lives lie in our hands. We cannot continue to be a country with so much brain power, so many human and physical resources, so many blessings by God but continue to suffer every day,” Alfred Mutua said.
Dr. Mutua said Kenyans want a leader who is not bogged down by baggage and scandals, a leader that can lead the country into economic prosperity, stump-up corruption as well as someone who can lead people regardless of their tribe and or social-economic status.
The Machakos County governor thanked the forefathers of the country and said that they had paved the way for the country’s independence, political freedom and democracy. He said that time is now ripe to unleash economic freedom and that he was the best person suited to make it a reality in Kenya.
“I, therefore, declare that in the General Elections of 2022, Alfred Nganga Mutua will vie to be the next President of the Republic of Kenya so that to return Kenya to the railway tracks of where we were meant to be after independence.
I am ready to press the reboot button. I am ready to give Kenya a new, fair, organised, caring, rich country of happy people.
Kenya can be better than it is today, and can be very very very rich but needs a fresh movement,” Dr Mutua said.
So far, Alfred Mutua is not the only person who have officially launched their 2022 Presidential election campaign. Last week, the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Interior Dr. Fred Matiangi declared that he will be in the ballot for Kenya’s presidency in 2022. Mr. Matiang’i launched his presidential campaign in Kisii county after being encouraged to vie for the presidency by his peers including Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Health Mr. Mutahi Kagwe.
On August 8, 2020, Mutahi Kagwe said the next president will come from Kisii county during his tour across the country to check various counties’ preparedness to handle a surge in the coronavirus cases. In reference to Dr. Matiangi’ ambition to become president, Mr. Kagwe told the Kisii community to look at the signs that their son was destined to accomplish great things. The Health Ministry CS likened Dr. Matiangi’s ambition with a pregnant woman. “When you see a pregnant woman, you don’t have to be told that a baby is on the way”, Mr. Kagwe said.
Other than Fred Matiangi, the now sacked Former Ministry of Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri also launched his 2022 presidential campaign in June. Mr. Kiujuri launched his new party, The Service Party on June 24, 2020 and declared his intention to be the fifth president of the republic of Kenya to replace Uhuru Kenyatta. This came nearly six months after the head of state sacked him from the high profile Agriculture Ministry.