The System Allegedly Identifies Another Threat Towards 2022 Presidential Elections

The System Allegedly Identifies Another Threat Towards 2022 Presidential Elections

Machakos governor Alfred Mutua has been the latest politician to cry foul ahead of his presidential candidature in the much awaited 2022 general elections.

The county boss, who has already declared his interest in succeeding the outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta, says that the 'system' has identified him and is trying to scuttle his ambitions.

He made the remarks during the signing of the aquaculture deal in Nyeri on Monday, lamenting against a new rule that governors eyeing the presidency resign from their positions six months ahead of the general elections.

"Why do they fear governors who want to run for presidency? Maybe it is because they know we are the best solution to this country because we understand the problem of mwananchi on the ground,” he said.

The governor, who recently launched his presidential bid, wondered why the law, which was on Wednesday approved by Justice Weldon Korir, does not affect all elected leaders, terming it discriminative and unfair.

“There seems to be double standards when it comes to governance,” he added.

The ruling states that only the president, deputy and Members of Parliament are not needed to relinquish their positions before participating in the race for the top seat.