I am the candidate of change – Philip Murgor


Former DPP Philip Murgor
Former DPP Philip Murgor

Former director of public prosecutions Philip Murgor has said that he is the candidate that would bring change in the status quo in the country.

“Kenya needs a candidate and president who can fix the issues of [corruption and tribalism]. I have never practiced tribalism and I have never engaged in corruption,” he said.

Speaking on Cheche in Citizen TV, Murgor, who has announced his interest to vie for the country’s presidency, said the corruption and tribalism in the country is at an all-time high, and warned that the country risks becoming a failed state if this continues.

“One of the reasons I decided to vie is because we are staring at imminent failure of the country,” he said.

He stated that the ruling Jubilee coalition couldn’t be expected to solve the corruption problem, noting that they themselves created it.

Commenting on the ongoing drought, Murgor said the government was ill prepared to deal with the effect of drought despite the fact that drought was a frequent phenomenon in the country.

“Drought is as old as the history of our country. By this time the governemnt should have taken measures to deal with drought,” he said.

He also castigated the government for the handling of the doctors’ strike, saying that implementing the CBA was a must if the government wants to maintain its credibility. He, however, advised on the slow implementation of the CBA if the state lacks the money to implement it right away.

“If the government is broke [it should] come up with an arrangement to implement CBA in stages,” he opined.

The presidential spirant further criticized the government for launching too many infrastructure projects while paying little attention to the welfare of its citizens. He also questioned whether the funds to implement the numerous expensive projects was available.

Murgor outlined his philosophy as one of social democracy, saying that he will be keen to implement it.

He also spoke against tribalism, saying that the government would reflect the face of Kenya.

He noted that the had never been involved in corruption or implicated in any corruption cases, adding that Kenyans can expect him to be a man of integrity.

Asked whether he had the backing of any ethnic group in the country, Murgor stated that he was a candidate for Kenya and had no tribal base.

He mentioned that tribal bases in politics are the reason why Kenyans went to war on 2007/2008.

“Tribal base phenomenon is what took us to war in 2008. I’m presenting myself as a Kenyan. I come from the Kalenjin community but I am presenting myself as a Kenyan,” he said.

The presidential aspirant asked Kenyans to register as voters, saying if they don’t register they will not have the chance to change the status quo in the country.

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