Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has declared his bid for the presidency in this year’s elections.
Musyoka made the announcement during a meeting with Ukambani leaders at his Yatta farm in Machakos on Saturday.
The 68-year-old pledged to unite the country if elected president on August 9th, citing his successful involvement in peace missions in DRC, Somalia, and South Sudan which have been marred with conflicts.
“I am running for president because I am one of you; I am running for President because I believe and love this nation; I am running for President my fellow Kenyans because I have seen what fear and hatred and mismanagement and killings can bring to our nation,” Musyoka declared.
While pleading with Kenyans to give him a chance to lead the nation, Musyoka urged voters to make the right choice of leaders during the 2022 elections.
“The time to bring to an end the culture of political deception and deceit, the culture of corruption, endless corruption, the culture of denying people, the whole nation, fifty something millions of us, languishing in poverty because of corruption, the time has come to put an end to this,” said Kalonzo.
Musyoka, a former vice president, also dismissed the narrative that the 2022 presidential election is a two-horse race between ODM leader Raila and Deputy President William Ruto.