National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has hit the campaign trail running, with promises to Kenyans if he is elected President.
Speaker Muturi reveals his 1st action, if elected President
Where I will start - Speaker Justin Muturi
In a virtual session with members of the public, the Speaker promised that he would start with the public sector as his first order of business.
While insisting that it matters who is appointed to office, Speaker Muturi announced that he would ensure the youth get more involved in higher leadership.
"I will start by streamlining the public sector by appointing the right people in office. The youth should take most slots in the Ministries since they are the majority, even then integrity MUST come first.
"It starts with appointing the right people to office and anyone who is not willing to shape up should be ready to ship out. Period," he assured Kenyans.
When asked why it is a challenge for young people to get elected to parliament, the Speaker advised the youth to consider organizing themselves better.
"The youth are the majority of our population, all that is needed is for them to unite for the right course. The youth should organize themselves rather than wait to be organized by politicians," Muturi responded.
Mt Kenya Spokesperson
The National Assembly Speaker was recently coronated as the Mt Kenya spokesperson by a section of the region's elders.
The move was seen as an official endorsement for Mr Muturi to pursue his presidential ambitions.
Politicians received the coronation as a defining moment, however, they were quick to note that the Speaker would have to still build a following on the ground.
"Ultimately Speaker Muturi and others seeking votes from Mt Kenya and elsewhere will have to go to the ground and seek votes from the only legitimate determinants of leadership, the people
"In the meantime, it must be remembered that as a political community our leader, President Uhuru Kenyatta has not vacated his seat and culturally we don’t inherit one when they are still alive,” Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru opined.
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