Mukhisa Kituyi declares his 2022 presidential bid in Nairobi


Mukhisa Kituyi declares his 2022 presidential bid in Nairobi
UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi during a previous address. He has announced that he will formally step down from his role on February 15, 2021. PHOTO / COURTESY

Immediate Former United Nations Conference on Trade and Development secretary general Mukhisa Kituyi has announced his presidential ambitions in the next general election.

Mukhisa arrived back in the country on Sunday joining faithful at Makadara Friends church in Eastlands Nairobi for a Thanksgiving service.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced that Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi will formally step down from his role on February 15, 2021.

65-year-old Kituyi was first appointed to serve in the capacity on September 1, 2013 for a 4-year-term, at the lapse of which he was retained in 2017.

“I am ready to serve the country owing to my international experience. It is no longer a secret. I will be going for the presidency in 2022. Nobody should tell us who to support. We neaed a president who will save this country and Kenyans from a bad economy,” he told a local daily in the past.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has since expressed gratitude to Kituyi for his service for the remainder of his term.

Kituyi is credited with spearheading advancements in trade, investment, finance, and technology among many other milestones during his tenure as UNCTAD boss.

International press previously reported that UNCTAD deputy Secretary General, Isabelle Durant of Belgium, will step into Kituyi’s shoes in an acting capacity as a recruitment process is launched for a successor.

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