For­mer min­is­ter launches Peo­ple’s Trust Party to open up demo­cratic space

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

For­mer Wa­ter min­is­ter Mu­tua Katuku yes­ter­day launched the Peo­ple’s Trust Party gazetted two weeks ago.

Katuku said the party in­tends to of­fer gen­er­a­tional change in lead­er­ship and pol­i­tics.

The for­mer Mwala MP said the birth of PTP was in­formed by the need to ex­pand the demo­cratic space and give Kenyans a chance to ex­er­cise their demo­cratic rights.

“Dic­ta­tor­ship and im­punity has been pre­ferred by a large pro­por­tion of the coun­try’s lead­er­ship over the democ­rac. This has ren­dered po­lit­i­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions the pre­serve of per­son­al­ity cults and a small clique of syco­phants,” Katuku said.

He said the ma­jor­ity of Kenyans have been iso­lated and ig­nored at the na­tional and lo­cal lev­els of pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion. Katuku said there was no con­sul­ta­tion among par­ties.

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