Pres­i­dency ‘not the pre­serve of one com­mu­nity, it’s every Kenyan’s right’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

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/

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