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Justin Muturi denies links to Kibaki party

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Speaker Justin Muturi has dismissed reports of plans to appoint him as the Democratic Party leader.

Speaking at his home in Kanyuambora Embu, Muturi said the claims are rumours.

Muturi hosted the clergy of the East African Pentecostal Churches.

The Democratic Party was founded in 1991 by former President Mwai Kibaki.

Muturi said it is time for Mt Kenya East to produce a presidential candidate.

“Let the torch bearer be from East; we have walked together before so we can also walk together to realise dreams of development in the area,” Muturi said on Friday.

The speaker said the leaders from Mt Kenya East are planning to come up with a political party that will produce a candidate to vie for presidential in next year’s elections.

“We should think of coming up with a strong party that will bring people from all over the country,” said Muturi.

Muturi encouraged people to be proud of their own and not to be persuaded by other parties to popularise those who doesn’t belong to their region. He said this will give the region negotiation power.

Muturi said some areas in the Mt Kenya region face special challenges and they need to have a party which aspires to solve the people’s problems.

He also urged the clergy to evaluate the right leaders and advise worshippers to ensure they vote in people of integrity.

“The clergy has a big role in leadership,” said Muturi.

He encouraged leaders with a similar vision to join him and seek leadership to serve the nation.

Edwin Kiongozi from the clergy described Speaker Muturi as an earnest leader who would lead the country with dignity.

He said the clergy will continue praying for Muturi to emerge victorious in next year’s elections.

-The-Star

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