Kathiani MP Mbui on Governor Mutua's presidential bid: He is not serious
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has been chastised by Kathiani MP Robert Mbui, who claims that Mutua's presidential bid is doomed and that he is simply tying himself to a different position.
In an interview with Citizen TV, Mbui claimed that Mutua is not a sincere leader when it comes to keeping promises related to previous bids that he claims have gone unaccounted for.
"In 2013 when he came to power he said that he will provide us with piped water and people in Machakos will be taking showers and he got all the votes because of that. Unfortunately ten years later, other than the water we see carrying people in bridges we don't have water in our homes, I do believe he is angling for a position of maybe a CS. I don't think his bid is really serious," said Mbui.
Mbui went on to say that the inclusion of Mutua in the presidential race contradicts his political position after he declared his allegiance to ODM leader Raila Odinga.
"Just the other day, he (Mutua) was reading a statement saying he is supporting Raila Amollo Odinga for presidency in 2022. So I'm asking myself which country is he vying for presidency because basically he said he supports Raila. I think his bid is neither here nor there," said Mbui.
The lawmaker further stated that Mutua's support base is thin even in his backyard Machakos County.
"Every politician needs to have a base from where you pick your votes. You can start with your family, maybe your village and then you can get out and get more votes. If you look at William Ruto he has already sorted out his base but for Alfred, not in Machakos,"
Alfred Mutua on Sunday launched his 2022 presidential bid manifesto reiterating that he is confident he has what it takes to change the country, saying it was time to yield Kenya’s leadership to younger people.
“It is now time for a new generation to take over and transform this country from being theirs to ours. It is time to include the majority of this country in leadership, and that is the youth,” he said.
The Maendeleo Chap Chap Party leader also promised the government will create 5 million jobs in the first three years under his leadership.