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Kabogo announces bid to run for president in 2022

POLITICS
By Ndungu Gachane | May 14th 2021
Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has said he will vie for the presidency in next year's elections.

Kabogo said he has what it takes to lead the country.

Speaking on Thursday, the former governor announced that he is in the process of registering a new political party on whose ticket he will seek the country's top job.

"The owner of Jubilee Party is set to retire next year. This means we need a new political party that will push the interests of Mt Kenya region," said Kabogo.

He added: "I don't agree with President Uhuru Kenyatta that the Kikuyu community should not field a presidential candidate next year. I don't think someone should look at me in terms of a community. I am an individual candidate and my name will be on the ballot." 

Kabogo said his will be a national party that will accommodate all Kenyans along.

"Mt Kenya region can produce a presidential candidate after which we can negotiate with other leaders as we head into 2022," he said.

Kabogo unsuccessfully vied for the Kiambu governorship in 2017 as an independent candidate after missing out on the Jubilee ticket which went to Ferdinand Waititu.

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