2022 presidential contender Reuben Kigame has said Kenya needs a new set of leaders to overcome the challenges it now faces.
Speaking to KBC on Wednesday, Kigame, who joined the growing roster of leaders seeking to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta next year, said it was time to rewrite Kenya’s history, led by leaders who did not ‘had never held a position before.
The legendary musician was chosen as the flag bearer of the Federal Party of Kenya (FPK) in the 2022 general election.
Citing corruption as his main agenda, Kigame has vowed to fight vice if he is elected president.
“Since independence, we have been trying to fight; ignorance, poverty and disease. What is amazing is that 58 years later we still have these three problems, but now we have corruption as the fourth problem, ”said the presidential candidate of the FPK.
“I don’t think any of the candidates who come in search of votes are really open to the fight against corruption. I am committed to doing so, with a record capable of fighting corruption based on my courage and the experiences I have had ”, he added.
The FPK leader noted that the lack of integrity and accountability within the political class was what plagued the country.
While calling on young people to step aside and register as voters, Kigame criticized the Independent Commission for Elections and Borders (IEBC) for doing little in terms of raising awareness of voter registration.
“I don’t know why the IEBC didn’t raise its voice this time around to prepare the country for this particular 30-day recording. It is a failure for Chebukati and his team. We are now catching up, ”he said.