Former Kiambu County governor William Kabogo has expressed his disagreement with President Uhuru Kenyatta supporting his Mt Kenya people over his stand on the 2022 general elections.
Speaking yesterday, the former Juja Member of Parliament stated that the Mt Kenya people had a right to front a candidate for the top seat adding the Presidency should not be based on ethnicity but rather qualifications.
“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.
This is after President Uhuru went on the record during the burial of ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi’s mother stating that Presidency should go to a different community.
“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.
The former County boss also hinted at vying for the top seat, continued that he will make his move at the right 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,” he said.