February 21, 2024
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Barely five months since the last general election, a renowned gospel artist has already declared his interest to run for the presidency in the 2027 polls.

Reuben Kigame, a musician, teacher, broadcast journalist and social activist, has joined the race to dislodge President William Ruto from the State House.

Kigame hails from Vihiga county which is the rural home of Ruto’s close ally ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi, the current Prime Cabinet Secretary in the Kenya Kwanza government.

In 2022, Kigame’s bid to run as an independent candidate did not materialize after the IEBC locked him out of the contest on grounds he had failed to meet the requirements for presidential candidates.

In a tweet on Wednesday, the ‘Enda Nasi’ hit maker said he had found a political party to run on in the next polls saying he was the best suited person to be the country’s sixth head of state.

Iwill run for the Presidency because Kenya did not get authentic leadership that puts people first. Kenya does not need to look for more money. We have so much even after stealing from citizens. what we need is a government driven by Utu, Haki, Maadili na Ugatuzi,” he said.

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