Professor Kivutha Kibwana, the current County Governor of Makueni, on Thursday, declared his interest in running for the country’s top seat.
Speaking during the Fifth Annual Tobong’u Lore (meaning welcome home) in Turkana County, Kivutha reminded the audience that he had, earlier, mentioned the same thing. He reinforced this announcement in the presence of Deputy President William Ruto, a man who is leaving no chances in his quest to succeed his boss, Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kivutha Kibwana implored on Ruto to join the handshake bandwagon and join Raila Odinga in uniting the country.
Owing to his immense success as a governor, in comparison to other county chiefs, Kenyans have displayed an urge of compelling Kivutha to run for the country’s top seat. Under the online platform of #ApendeAsipende Movement, Kenyan citizens seem to, virtually, agree that Kivutha Kibwana bears suitable qualities for national leadership.
This bold announcement may reshape the national discourse on 2022 elections given the sensitivity associated with gunning for the country’s most powerful office.