Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has appealed to the Maasai Community to support his candidature for presidency in the 2022 elections.
Mudavadi said his eyes were set on the top position and his main focus would be fighting graft and reviving the ailing economy.
Speaking in Maparasha, Kajiado Saturday after attending Oleng’sherr, a moran rite of passage ceremony, the ANC party leader said he was fit for the presidency and urged the community to back him up adding that he was willing to work together with like -minded leaders and individuals.
“I am ready to work with like-minded individuals and my main focus will be reviving our economy which has been badly hit and fighting graft,” he said.
Mudavadi further re-affirmed his support for President Uhuru Kenyatta in the fight against corruption and called upon the Director of Public Prosecution(DPP) to ensure that all individuals implicated in the KEMSA scandal were brought to book.
On the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) debate, Musalia said he would only support constitutional change which would be of benefit to all Kenyans and not select individuals.
He said the amendments should unite all Kenyans and not cause divisions which would threaten peace and unity.
“If it is a constitutional amendment, then it must serve the needs of Kenyans not only a few select individuals or politicians. All Kenyans must benefit as they are the ones who will vote on it,” he said.
The ANC leader further lauded the Maasai Community for their effort in preserving their culture and pledged to work closely with them in ensuring that culture and traditional practices were fully maintained.
Lugari legislator Ayub Savula urged President Kenyatta to back Mudavadi’s bid for presidency come 2022 as he was the only candidate who could unite Kenyans across all divides.
“I want to call on the President since he is retiring, to support Musalia Mudavadi for the top position come 2022. The President and Musalia worked well together in 2002. They can still unite and work together again come 2022. I urge the Maa community to support us when the time comes,” said Savula.
Governor Joseph Lenku said the Maa community were fully in support of President Kenyatta’s development agenda and the constitutional amendment.
Other leaders present at the function included Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho, Legislators Memusi Kanchori (Kajiado Central), Beatrice Adagala (Vihiga), Alfred Agoi (Sabatia), and nominated Senator Petronilla Were among others.
By Rop Janet