Senior Counsel David Maure Waihiga, the father to Citizen TV’s news anchor Waihiga Mwaura, will be running for president in the August 9, 2022, general election.
Waihiga was on Saturday, March 19, endorsed by the Agano Party as its presidential flag-bearer and will join the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose second and final term ends in just months.
The advocate of the High Court of Kenya was given the party’s presidential ticket during its National Delegates Convention (NDC) held at the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Guest House, Nairobi.
Agano Party Presidental Candidate presents his nomination certificate during the party’s NDC in Nairobi on Saturday, March 19, 2022.
“It is time for a change, it is time for Kenya to have new leadership. Kenya will not go anywhere if we elect the very same leaders who have been in power since time immemorial,” he remarked.
The Agano party leader promised to fight graft once elected president. He hit out at his competitors, claiming that they had questionable integrity and would be detrimental to the growth and development of the country.
He added that the other presidential aspirants were listed in some of the country’s biggest scandals including the National Youth Service (NYS), Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA), Anglo-leasing, and maize scams.
“It is time to bring an end to the curse and practice of corruption and scandals. When we look at some of our competitors, we see the NYS, KEMSA, MoH, maize, and Anglo-Leasing scandals,” he stated.
Quoting his manifesto, Waihiga vowed to offer fresh leadership that will be based on equality, transparency, trustworthiness, liberty, unity and justice.
Furthermore, he promised to recover all the money illegally stashed in local or offshore accounts within the first 100 days in office, adding that the funds would be channelled towards improving the livelihoods of Kenyans and rejuvenating the economy.
On the pressing issues of abortion, same-sex marriages and the use of marijuana, he stated that his government will not legalise the practices. Instead, it would come up with programmes to assist those facing the challenges in the society.
Waihiga is not new to politics. In 2011, he unsuccessfully contested for the Kamukunji parliamentary seat under the Agano party ticket after the seat was declared vacant following the nullification of Simon Mbugua’s election by the High Court.
In January 2021, his party gave him a direct ticket to run for Nairobi Governor following the impeachment of Mike Sonko, though no fresh election was conducted. After months of in the corridors of justice, Anne Kananu took over as the county’s third substantive governor.
Citizen TV anchor Waihiga Mwaura’s father David Mwaura.
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