Munya: My presidential bid depends on Cabinet appointment
Former Meru Governor Peter Munya has said his 2022 presidential bid will depend on the Cabinet Secretary position he expects from President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Munya, together with Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar, former Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba and former Funyula MP Paul Otuoma are all angling for CS positions.
President Kenyatta is expected to re-constitute his cabinet in the coming weeks following his inauguration on Tuesday November 28.
“Depending on the nature of the job that the president will give me, I can’t confirm to you whether I will run for the presidency in 2022. I will review that decision when it is clear where I am going to serve,” said Mr. Munya.
He further added that he will relinquish his position as the Party of National Unity (PNU) party leader if he gets a ministerial portfolio.
“There are a lot of talented people who can take over from me within the party but that will again depend on the docket I will be handling,” he said.
The PNU party leader had temporarily joined the National Super Alliance (NASA) as the “sixth principal” after losing the Meru gubernatorial election on August 8 but ditched the coalition a few days later and pledged to support President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He filed a petition challenging the declaration of Kiraitu Murungi as winner of gubernatorial contest on September 8 citing “massive irregularities” but withdrew the petition saying he had been promised a “job” by the president.
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