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I am not DP party leader, dismiss it as rumours, Speaker Muturi clarifies

 The Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi has dismissed claims that there is plan to install him as party leader for Democratic Party.

Speaker Justin Muturi (second right) receives a gift of male goats from EAPC clergy at his Kanyuambora home in Mbeere North. Photo/BRIAN MUSYOKA

Muturi said those were outright rumours being churned.

The Speaker said it was not yet for him to pronounce the party he will be seeking presidency with stating that he will pronounce his party in due course.

He decried marginalization of many parts of Mt Kenya East in terms of development.

Speaking at his Kanyuambora home during a meeting with member of the clergy from East Africa Pentecostal Churches, Muturi said it was time for Mt Kenya East to produce a presidential candidate.

"Let the torch bearers be from East. We have walked together before so we can also walk together to realize the dreams of development in the area," said Muturi.

He said as Mt Kenya East leaders , they will soon come up with a strong party that will be used by the presidential candidate to vie.

"We should think of coming up with a strong party that will bring people from all over the country," said Muturi.

Negotiating power

Muturi urged locals from Mt Kenya East not to be lured to market a party that is not theirs but instead come up with their own party so that they can have negotiating power.

He said some of the areas of Mt Kenya region have peculiar challenges and it needs a party looking at the general aspirations of the Mountain.

He urged the Clergy to be keen and evaluate political leaders who are vying for different positions of leadership and advice people who was the best.

Muturi said the clergy play a big role in Kenyan politics and they should help in ensuring there are good leaders in Kenya 

"Clergy has a big role in leadership. Ata mtu akiamka aseme ni wa kanisa wanajua ni kweli ama sio kweli,"said Muturi.

Muturi said he was ready to work with those who have a vision like him.

Edwin Kiongozi, a  member of the clergy described Speaker Muturi as a sober man who can lead the country with dignity.

He said they will continue praying for him to clinch the top seat.


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