Gospel music artist Reuben Kigame has declared his interest to vie for Presidency in the 2022 presidential election.
The Gospel Musician announced that he will be in the 2022 Presidential ballot as the race to succeed president Uhuru Kenyatta gathers momentum.
Kigame will battle it out with the likes of Deputy President William Ruto, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Dr Mukhisa Kituyi who are among politicians who have also declared their interest in the race.
In his statement that he shared in social media groups, the Enda Nasihitmaker revealed that he will be announcing his presidential bid soon.
“Kenya is in a bad place and if we do not courageously challenge the rot we are in at the moment, we will have ourselves to blame and future generations will not forgive us for letting them down.
“Tough times require tough decisions and mine is such. I will be announcing my bid soon,” Kigame said.
Kigame who is also a pastor and a person living with a disability said that his agenda will be based on ‘Reset Kenya’ and ‘Make Kenya Great Again’.
The 55 years old Gospel artist was born on March 13, 1966 in Bunyore, Vihiga County. He has a Bachelors Degree in Education from Kenyatta University and a Masters in Journalism and Media Studies from Moi University.
In his first venture into politics, Kigame vied for Vihiga Gubernatorial seat in 2013 election and emerged fourth out of six.
Kigame has been vocal on the rights of musicians in Kenya, calling out the Music Copyright Society of Kenya for allegedly mistreating artists and embezzling their royalties.
“My songs are played on just about every public event including by police and military bands. Yet at the end of the month I can only look forward to about ksh18,000 in royalties,” he stated.
Kigame had warned Uhuru from propagating the BBI agenda when Kenyans were dying of Covid-19, sleeping hungry, losing jobs and the economy and health sectors were crippling.
“Kenya is stressed up, Kenya is overwhelmed. This idea of pushing for a referendum right now is tarnishing your image as leaders and there is a price for indifference.
“Kenya is collapsing. BBI can wait. It’s not that we do not want the process. We are begging you to stop it until we are safe until children are back to school, find jobs, pay loans and are ready to assemble again. We are not sober to make decisions right now,” Kigame said.