Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua on Sunday, September 6, formally declared his candidacy for President ahead of the 2022 General Elections.
Mutua promised that he would feature on the ballot on a Maendelo Chap Chap (MCC) party ticket.
Mutua stated that he was driven to throw his hat in the ring after being approached by numerous Kenyans including disillusioned youth.
Vowing to deal with the unemployment menace, Mutua promised that, if elected, he would create 5 million jobs by 2025.
MAMBO NI FRESH
As we start AFRESH, Mungu Awabariki, God Bless You and God Bless Kenya.
H.E. Dr. Alfred N. Mutua, E.G.
Maendeleo Chap Chap Party Leader and
2022 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
September, 5th 2020 pic.twitter.com/0tPJeKMnx5
— Dr. Alfred Mutua (@DrAlfredMutua) September 6, 2020
Mutua argued that the dream of the country’s forefathers at independence had been lost, further comparing Kenya to a computer that needed a reboot.
The proposed reset forms the crux of Mutua’s campaign platform, as evidenced by his campaign tagline, ‘A fresh movement’.
“At independence, our parents, our freedom fighters, wept with joy as they watched our flag rise and that of the colonialists lowered. We were hopeful. We told ourselves, we will be rich, we will be developed, we will be happy.
“We need to start afresh. We need to change the way things are done & the way leaders serve. We need something new – a fresh start,” he declared.
The 50-year old Mutua further argued that the country needed a young and dynamic leadership.
“If we don’t (get a fresh start), 50 years from today we will be asking the same questions we are asking today while languishing in poverty as the rest of the world leaves us way behind. I have agonised about the pain and the political circus going in our country,” he stated.
Watch his speech:
EYEING STATE HOUSE
Governor Alfred Mutua declares his presidential ambitions
Mutua says he will vie for the top seat come 2022 polls
Mutua: As president, I will create 5 million jobs in the first 3 years#CitizenWeekend pic.twitter.com/jpNcAGfJ2X
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) September 6, 2020
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