Former DPP Philip Murgor launches presidential bid under UDM ticket

Former DPP Philip Murgor
Former DPP Philip Murgor


Former director of public prosecutions and United Democratic Movement party leader Philip Murgor has launched his bid for the country’s top seat in the August 8 General Election.

Mr Murgor has pledged to bring about change, saying that UDM is the only credible option to disrupt the status quo.

“Kenyans need a credible committed leader who will end the twin problems of tribalism and corruption, and is concerned about the welfare of all Kenyans. A leader who will inspire them to realise their full potential,” he said.

Speaking in Nairobi while launching his bid, Mr Murgor lauded the fallen KDF soldiers who died following an attack at Kulbiyow Camp in Somalia by the Al-Shabaab saying they are patriots.

“No one can doubt the heroism and patriotism of our fallen soldiers and those who continue to serve and protect us in Somalia,” he said.

He, however, questioned why the soldiers continue to be in Somalia, adding that Kenyans are not convinced there is a national interest to remain in the war-torn country as part of AMISOM.

He pointed at corruption, voter apathy, tribalism, workers’ strikes and drought as challenges facing the Jubilee administration, adding that it is unacceptable that in this day and age the government remains unprepared for drought and famine.

The presidential aspirant urged Kenyans to register as voters, saying it is the duty of every Kenyan to vote for the country’s leaders.

“Kenyans must understand that it is their duty and indeed their only hope for change if they register in large numbers and all get up and vote on Election Day,” he said.

He further added that the party would be visiting various parts of the country to encourage Kenyans to register as voters.

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