National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi’s presidential bid has received a boost following the endorsement of the Democratic Party (DP) officials from 6 counties in the North Rift and Western Kenya.
The officials from Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, Baringo, and Turkana counties in their declaration at a media briefing in Eldoret town said Muturi has what it takes to be the next president.
Led by DP Uasin Gishu chairman Daniel Mwaura and his Trans Nzoia counterpart Joseph Njoroge, the officials affirmed their readiness to popularize JB Muturi’s presidential bid at the grassroots.
“We assure Muturi that we will do our best to ensure he gets enough support that will enable him to win the presidency in 2022 as he is the most suitable candidate for the seat,” said Mwaura.
The DP officials further said they are ready to form coalitions with like-minded political parties ahead of the August 2022 poll.
Muturi has already been declared as the DP’s presidential candidate.
Former President Mwai Kibaki was once the DP party leader and served as an opposition leader before teaming up with other parties to form the National Rainbow Alliance Coalition (NARC) that ended KANU’s reign in 2002.
“DP has a history of forming coalitions and we are ready to form another one ahead of 2022,” noted Mwaura.
Similar sentiments were shared by the DP Trans Nzoia chairman Joseph Njoroge who admitted that no single party will be able to form a government on its own.
Njoroge also said DP will field candidates from President to for all the seats across the country.
“In DP we believe in democracy and this is why we will have candidates from MCA to President so that we allow Kenyans pick their preferred leaders,” he said.