Celebrated gospel musician Reuben Kigame has explained why he thinks he is the best person to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta as the fifth President of Kenya.
This is after the Huniachi hitmaker declared he will vie for the top seat as an independent candidate in 2022.
On Thursday, May 13, the Pan-Africanist said the current leadership in Kenya is leading the country which has over 50 million Kenyans into a den hence his drive to be president.
“Why do I want to be Kenya’s next President? because Kenya, like a bus full of 50 million people and is being driven into the ocean and all the drivers on offer are unwilling to stop and turn around. I can clearly see the coming crash and can hear passengers screaming,” he said.
The singer, known for his political activism, has been at the forefront of calling out the Jubilee government for “its bad governance”.
Kigame has previously criticized President Uhuru for pushing the BBI bill agenda yet Kenyans are dying of Covid-19, sleeping hungry, losing jobs and the economy and health sectors were crippling.
“Kenya is collapsing. BBI can wait. It’s not that we do not want the process. We are begging you to stop it until we are safe until children are back to school, find jobs, pay loans and are ready to assemble again. We are not sober to make decisions right now,” he lamented.
In 2013, Kigame who holds a PhD in Theology emerged fourth out of six in the Vihiga gubernatorial election in his first venture into politics.
Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to retire in August 2022 after serving his two-term limit as laid down in the Constitution.
Apart from Ruto and Odinga, former Kimilili MP Mukhisa Kituyi, governors Wycliffe Oparanya, Hassan Joho and Kivutha Kibwana have expressed their ambitions to contest for the seat.