Speaker Muturi Launches Presidency Bid

Clergy Praying for Muturi after launching His Presidential Bid
  • Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi has officially launched his Presidential bid on Saturday, July 3, ahead of the 2022 General Elections.

    In a meeting which was attended by clergy drawn from the Pentecostal churches in Embu County at his home in Kanyuombora, Muturi stated that he wanted to lead a country that is ruled by discipline and order.

    The newly crowned Mt Kenya spokesman insisted that for him to achieve his vision for the country, he must take a stab at the Presidency.

    Clergy Praying for Muturi after launching His Presidential Bid
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    He called on the over 200 clergymen who were gathered at his residence to back him and even pray for him to clinch the top seat.

    “It is very difficult to go talking about wanting to go and run for a second place, I don’t believe in that. I’m very clear in my mind that with your supports, with your prayers we will be able to clinch that top seat,” Muturi stated.

    Muturi further urged the clergy to consider him as being at the same level as other top politicians aiming to lead the country.

    The clergy led by Bishops Silas Muriuki, Njeru Kanampiu, and Daniel Nyaga also firmed their support for the enthronement of Speaker Muturi as the Mt Kenya spokesman.

    Other Embu Pentecostal church bishops and clergy present during the meeting include Gerald Nthiga, Jackton Mwaniki, Rev Richard Namu, and Bishop Murithi.

    Muturi was installed as Mt Kenya Spokesman by elders from Embu, Kikuyu, and Meru on May 22, 2021.

    His coronation angled him among leaders from the Mt Kenya region who are seeking to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.

    National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi during a past sitting.
    National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi during a past sitting.
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    His Mt Kenya East Region has never produced a kingpin which necessitated the Kikuyu elders to crown him in a ceremony that was opposed by some leaders including Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru.

    He joins the race to battle it out with Deputy President William Ruto, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Mukhisa Kituyi who have made public their bid to succeed President Uhuru.

  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM