Kabogo Disagrees With Uhuru Over 2022 Presidential Race, Speaks on Vying for Presidency

William Kabogo

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has differed with President Uhuru Kenyatta over 2022 presidential elections, maintaining that the Mount Kenya region has the right to field a candidate in the 2022 elections that have seen DP Ruto emerge as a front runner.

Kabogo who was speaking yesterday maintained a presidential candidate should not be evaluated based on his or her ethnicity, but on his/her qualifications as an individual.


“I don’t agree with President Uhuru Kenyatta that the Kikuyu community should not field a presidential candidate next year. I don’t think someone should look at me in terms of a community. I am an individual candidate and my name will be on the ballot.


“Mt Kenya region can produce a presidential candidate after which we can negotiate with other leaders as we head into 2022,” he said.


The remarks contradicted the statement made by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the burial of ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi’s mother early this year when he opined that is time the presidency should move to different community other than the Kikuyu and the Kalenjin that have held the position since independence.

“They have been talking about being tired of families what if I also said that two tribes (Kikuyus and Kalenjins) have held the presidency hence the need to allow others the chance,” Uhuru posed.

William Kabogo and President Uhuru Kenyatta

The flamboyant politician who has remained in the limelight despite losing the Kiambu governorship top Fedinand Waititu also divulged that he ius considering running for the top seat, adding that he’ll announce his next political move at the appropriate time.

“If I want to be President I will stand because the Constitution of Kenya allows me to… Why do you want to make people happy elsewhere because they know I have left the arena of Kiambu.

“I have a chance of becoming the next President, please don’t take that away from me. It is my right if I want to, but at the moment 2022 August is one and a half years away, is a very long time… Let’s see how it unfolds, don’t make Nyoro and Waititu happy,” Kabogo stated.

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