UHURU SUCCESSION

No one has approached me to be running mate — Muturi

Muturi said that he is currently focused on the top seat and what he can do for the country

In Summary

• Muturi said that he is currently focused on the top seat and what he can do for the country, as opposed to what others claim they could do.

• The speaker said that the party he will use in his quest to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta is still a work in progress and it will be unveiled soon.

Speaker of National Assembly and presidential aspirant Justin Muturi during a consultative breakfast meeting with Nairobi County traders at Serena Hotel on August 26, 2021.
Speaker of National Assembly and presidential aspirant Justin Muturi during a consultative breakfast meeting with Nairobi County traders at Serena Hotel on August 26, 2021.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has said that none of the 2022 presidential aspirants has asked him to deputise them for the top seat.

Speaking on Wednesday, Muturi said that he is currently focused on the top seat and what he can do for the country, as opposed to what others claim they could do.

"If I start taking my mind to go to help others we will get lost. My focus would be derailed. My focus is on this issue of governance; Integrity among leaders, discipline, accountability and transparency," he said on Spice FM.

Muturi added, "I’m ready to tell Kenyans this is who I am, split me into two and find out what I’m made of. That’s how people will know that you mean what you say."

During the interview, the speaker said that the party he will use in his quest to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta is still a work in progress and it will be unveiled soon.

Muturi has been meeting different political and business leaders from across the country as he plans to make his first stab at the presidency in the 2022 general elections.

He has also been meeting 'like minded' leaders in his quest for the top seat. 

On September 2, Muturi joined Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana, Narc Kenya Party leader Martha Karua and former UNCTAD boss Mukhisa Kituyi to unveil a political dream team.

The four said that the unveiled dream team will be in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta after the 2022 general elections.

He has also ruled out teaming up with deputy president William Ruto's UDA, saying that he will not be bullied into joining any party but will instead come up with his own political party.

Muturi a few days ago dismissed reports of plans to appoint him as the Democratic Party leader.

Edited by D Tarus