By: Ochieng Odhiambo
It’s already in public domain that the DP Ruto is on a mission to strategize and set the team to campaign for his candidature 2022.
While in Embu County, the DP Ruto endorsed national assembly speaker Justin Muturi as the successor of Embu governor Martin Wambora.
Ruto said Muturi had a wide experience in national leadership and he won’t let the people of Embu down.
“This guy has a lot of experience to serve you, people,” Ruto said in reference to Muturi.
Muturi aims to take over from Governor Martin Wambora come 2022 and is already assembling all the necessary Arsenal he will need as he wades into the Political battlefield.
“Akikosa ile anatafuta, nitawalaumu nyinyi wabunge,” “(If he fails to get the position he is aspiring for, I will blame you MPs),” he said. Muturi was among several leaders at the function.
Muturi was first elected as a member of the Kenya African National Union to represent Siakago Constituency in Parliament following a 1999 byelection. He won reelection in 2002 and served as opposition chief whip and chair of the Public Investment Committee during the 10th Parliament. He vied for reelection in 2007, but was defeated by Lenny Kivuti.
In 2013, Muturi ran for the Mbeere North parliamentary seat as a member of The National Alliance party, but lost to Muriuki Njagagua.
He is the first Speaker to serve following the reestablishment of a bicameral Parliament, as mandated by the 2010 Constitution. On 28 March 2013, Muturi won the speakership after the second round of voting by Members of the National Assembly, beating former speaker Kenneth Marende by a 219–129 margin.
Leaders who had accompanied the DP were Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Embu Senator Njeru Ndwiga, MPs Cecily Mbarire (Nominated), Geoffrey King’ang’i (Mbeere South) and Charles Muriuki (Mbeere North).