Presidency ‘not the preserve of one community, it’s every Kenyan’s right’
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho at the weekend said it is every Kenyan’s right to run for the presidency.
Joho said the country’s top job is not reserved for one community or class of people. It does not matter which community or region you come from, as long as you believe in yourself and have the zeal, you can be President, he said.
Joho was interviewed on national television on Sunday after an ODM rally at Masinde Muliro grounds in Nairobi.
He declared his presidential bid in 2022, urging Deputy President William Ruto to get ready for battle.
“I will defend my seat next year and go for the presidency where I will hand Ruto a painful defeat,” Joho said.
ODM and the Jubilee Party held parallel rallies at Mathare, with each side warning the other to prepare for a battle for State House in 2017 and 2022.
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho during his arrival for the ODM rally at at the Masinde Muliro Grounds in Mathare/