I acted as president, I am becoming a president - Walter Mong'are declares 2022 bid

Nyambane to vie in the 2022 presidential election

Walter Mong'are 'Nyambane' declares 2022 presidential bid, to vie with Umoja Summit Party

Former Director of Youth and Development in the Office of the President Walter Mong'are has joined the 2022 race for State House.

In an announcement coming on Saturday, the former Redykyulass skit-comedian was endorsed as the presidential candidate for the Umoja Summit Party.

Mong'are, who is popularly known by his former radio persona's name Nyambane, referenced his most memorable comedy act where he embodied former President Daniel Arap Moi's eccentricities as a way of creating humour.

"I imitated the President and I, too, am becoming. As Umoja Summit, we shall continue to speak with one voice, because this is our land, country, and moment together," he stated.

He went on to note that he and the Umoja party would put up an out-of-the-ordinary presidential campaign as they seek to clinch the country's top seat.

"We shall not use sunroofs or stand on top of lorries and trucks to lecture the youth or dish out money. We shall have a sit-down and listen to them for their voices to influence the decisions we are making. We shall not be making promises but giving them our commitment," he stated in his address.

Addressing the notion that Dr William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga have a lead in the 2022 race, Mr Mong'are noted that the official campaign season is yet to begin.

"Our symbol is a pot because we are cooking great things for Kenya and I'd like to thank like-minded individuals who have joined us from other parties.

"There are those who have been campaigning outside the set period - if we are going to pride ourselves as a country that respects the law, then we must respect IEBC and the calendar of elections. Have no fear, we are not late, voting is on August 9," he urged.

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