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March 22, 2018

Mutua says he will vie for top seat in 2022, calls his win inevitable

Governor Alfred Mutua during the Kepsha conference
Governor Alfred Mutua during the Kepsha conference

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has announced he will vie for the Presidency in 2022.

Mutua defeated Wiper candidate Wavinya Ndeti to retain his seat, a win that is currently being challenged in court.

Speaking in Mombasa yesterday, the leader of Maendeleo Chap Chap leader said aged leaders should vacate political stage. His statement was a stinging attack on opposition leader Raila Odinga who has dominated the political scene for over five decades.

The former government spokesperson said his track record will make his 2022 win "inevitable".

"I'm planning to shock this country Kenya in the next few years," he said.

"I will show you what I'm capable of doing."

Mutua's steady rise especially after the formation of MCC party threatened Kalonzo Musyoka's grip in Ukambani region, pundits said. This was based on the fact that Wiper, Kalonzo's party, performed dismally in 2017 polls.

Kalonzo is the NASA co-principal and running mate to opposition leader Raila.

Mutua spoke during 13th annual primary heads meet held in Mombasa

He has been a Jubilee "darling" and his declaration is likely to spark feud with Deputy President William Ruto who is targeting the vote-rich Eastern.


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