Presidential hopeful Mukhisa Kituyi has downplayed the controversial bedroom video that captured him in a compromising situation with a woman while on vacation in Mombasa in June 2021.
In an interview with Citizen TV on Tuesday, August 17, pressed to confirm or deny the controversial sex tape, the former UNCTAD Secretary-General neither denied nor confirmed the authenticity of the video.
He said he did not want to discuss the video saying that was a ‘non-issue’ that would ‘lower the debate of his 2022 presidential candidature below the neck.’
Mukhisa instead asked Kenyans to judge him on the basis of his integrity and how he deals with national challenges.
“I believe personal integrity issues are important in the choice of leaders across the board. Kenyans should judge me on the basis of my integrity, and judge me on the basis of how I deal with national challenges,
“Do I compromise the security and integrity of my country? That is the basis I would like to be judged on by Kenyans,” he said.
The former Kimilili Member of Parliament further dismissed sections of media reports that quoted him dismissing the viral video claims as ‘propaganda mounted by his political opponents to ruin his reputation.’
“That is a manufactured story. I have not given any statement to any media outlet or any individual, whatsoever,” the presidential hopeful Mukhisa Kituyi added.
He said he would maintain respect and dignity for all Kenyans, including his political opponents.
In June, an embarrassing bedroom video of Mukhisa leaked online showing the politician complete without any form of clothing from head to toe.
The controversial video was believed to have been leaked by a woman he was with at a hotel room in Mombasa.
In what appeared to be some form of blackmail, the lady pans her camera discreetly with the presidential hopeful appearing to have dosed off, suggesting the lady intended to use the video against the politician at some point.