A son of a former Cooperative Minister the late Joe Nyaga has declared his intent to vie for the presidency come August 9.
Jeremiah John Mwaniki Nyaga will be seeking the top seat as an Independent candidate..
The 44-year-old Masters of Political Science Cambridge University graduate is the firstborn child of Nyaga .
Briefing the media at Kerugoya town , Kirinyaga County yesterday Nyaga said he was empathizing with regional community for being taken for a ride by politicians .
He said it was on the realisation of the negative route the community was being driven to by the said politicians that he had decided to step in to avert the negative trend before it was too late .
The aspirant who hails from the minority Mbeere tribe urged youths to vie as independent for various positions since parties especially big ones have owners .
“Once you vie on a political party you are answerable to its owner but as an independent you are answerable to the people, and this makes all the difference,” the aspirant said .
He assured Kenyans that if elected the fourth president his first mission will be to promote and champion democracy , fight corruption , and ensure equitable distribution of resources across the country .
Added Nyaga “ in order for corruption to be fought effectively and successfully the fight must start from the top (state house ), going down since a fish rots from the head downwards .”.
He disclosed that his late father’s presidential aspiration in 2017 was a precursor to this year’s general elections but as fate would have it he left the world in December 2020 with his vision and mission un accomplished.
“Am therefore running for the presidency to fulfill my late fathers’ wishes and at the same time tame the growing anger within mt Kenyan region caused by various frustrations from politicians ,”he said.
The anger ,he added, was more pronounced in the region due to the increasing poverty levels caused by massive corrupt practices by the current political dispensation which he stated must be sent packing .
“Let us inject new blood into all elective levels come August 9 and bring in as many youths as possible whose numerical superiority speaks volumes ,” he said.
He will officially declare his presidential candidature in two weeks’ time in Nairobi while the naming of his running mate will follow later .