An unexpected and sudden presidential declaration bid caught political players unprepared, most still fixated on the present ongoings unfolding within both the ruling Kenya Kwanza Alliance and the opposition’s Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance Coalition Party.
Rueben Kigame who unsuccessfully tried to vie in last year’s presidential contest has not only announced that he will be on the ballot in 2027, but has also revealed that he will not be vying as an independent candidate.
Of his political ambitions and vision, his site says;
My team and I are convinced that people come before profits and that human dignity is fundamental to development. We want to stop the culture of disrespect of citizens and ensure Kenya has authentic leadership that respects the rule of law. We want to build the nation of Kenya primarily by building the citizen through access to food, health services and education.
Reuben Kigame is a household name in Kenya, Africa and around the world. He wears many hats. He is a musician, teacher, broadcast journalist, apologist, social activist and statesman from Kenya.
In April, 2021, he announced that he would be running for president of Kenya in 2022 in order to give the citizens of Kenya an alternative leadership and a fresh start.
On 7th July, 2021, (Saba Saba Day) he made his public declaration, stating that he wanted to “rebuild Kenya” using servant leadership grounded on godliness, integrity, accountability, justice, equality and the rule of law.
Born in Bunyore, Vihiga County of Western Kenya, Kigame spent his early life in Kisumu and Thika where he went to school. He worked in Nairobi for some time before relocating with his family to Eldoret on Kenya’s Western Highlands in 2004.
From Eldoret, Kigame has run an apologetics ministry, publishing firm, music academy, recording studio and mentorship programme for youth, focusing on the boy child.
Last year, Kigame alongside other presidential hopefuls who included former comedian Walter Mong’are, popularly known as Nyambane, and Constitutional Lawyer Ekuru Aukot of the Third-Way Alliance were blocked from running by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
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