Businessman and politician Jimi Wanjigi, who was prevented from contesting in the previous presidential elections, has promised a major political comeback. Wanjigi has accused the electoral agency of disenfranchising Kenyans in the last elections by promoting a two- horse race between President William Ruto and Azimio leader Raila Odinga. In an exclusive interview with the Sunday Nation, Wanjigi discussed his thoughts on the current state of the Kenyan nation and why he defended Mama Ngina Kenyatta after the tax clash.
Wanjigi believes President Ruto needs to address the country' s debt situation, which he considers a crisis, while delving into politics. He also defended Mama Ngina Kenyatta against President Ruto over taxes, saying she should be left alone because she has done nothing to harm the country. Wanjigi, who withdrew from Mr. Odinga' s camp during the last elections, explained why he left and supported the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader' s calls for dialogue in the reconstitution of the electoral agency to avoid a potential catastrophe.
Wanjigi supported President Ruto' s efforts to have Kenya Kwanza affiliate parties merge into a single formidable force, claiming that Kenya is ripe for two or three parties to break down its ethnic barriers. Wanjigi highlighted that Mama Ngina represents the foundation of independent Kenya and is a national institution and treasure. He drew a distinction between Mama Ngina and Uhuru Kenyatta, stating that his differences with Uhuru are based on policy and ideology, not the Kenyatta family. Wanjigi claimed that Uhuru has caused significant harm to Kenyans, while Mama Ngina has not.
Regarding the alleged beef between him and Uhuru Kenyatta, Wanjigi said that it is not personal, but rather a matter of respecting leadership. According to him, if every step taken by a leader disenfranchises Kenyans, there can be no meeting of minds. Wanjigi reiterated that his issues with Uhuru are not personal, but rather based on his policies, such as the accumulation of debt.
In conclusion, Wanjigi' s views on Kenya' s political landscape and his stance on several issues, including debt, taxes, and the electoral agency, indicate that he intends to be a significant political force in the country' s future. Share your thoughts in the comments section below and follow for more political news.
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