- He said he will be seeking to represent the country through his Civic Renewal Party.
- Mr Wa Iria said his party has so far registered about 400,000 members across the country.
- He told off leaders from Murang’a who are fighting the President, telling them that they are embarrassing the county.
Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria has declared that he will be vying for the presidency in 2022 and that he will seek continuity in his initiative of promoting agriculture.
The governor said he has gained enough experience after serving as governor since 2013 and that he is ripe for the top seat.
Speaking at Ihura stadium Monday when he issued bursary cheques to over 2,000 students under the Nyota Zetu programme which he started last year, Mr Wa Iria said his milk agenda, which has transformed lives in Murang’a, and the coffee and avocado projects, will form part of his agenda when he seeks the country's top job in 2022.
RIPE FOR PRESIDENCY
"I'm ripe to be Kenya's fifth president. I'm ripe and mature to become one. Let those counting those who will be seeking the presidency to include my name. I’m one of them and I will criss-cross the country in search of votes," the governor said.
He said he will be seeking the seat through his Civic Renewal Party (CRP) which will also field candidates in all other elective positions across the country.
Mr Wa Iria said his party has so far registered about 400,000 members across the country.
"People have been asking where I will go after my term expires. I'm not going anywhere. I will be using my party, CRP, to seek the presidency and the party will also field candidates for positions of MCA, MP, governor, senator and woman representative," he said.