Machakos Governor and 2022 presidential aspirant Dr. Alfred Mutua says he does not want to talk about the plans in his presidential manifesto yet, lest his competitors steal them.
Mutua, who was speaking to Citizen TV on Thursday, further claimed he is not impressed with some of the ideas his competitors are promising to Kenyans.
“I am seeing promises that have nothing to do with stimulating growth, I am not seeing ideas about our consumer-driven economy… ideas to generate more revenue to meet the demands, we have debts to pay,” said the governor, adding: “I’ll come up with my manifesto which covers all these things, and I don’t want to talk about them now because some people keep on copying what I say.”
“Elections are all about empty promises but the most important is ability. Are these people who are running for president, myself included, do we have the ability to transform Kenya into a Singapore… a South Korea… like a western country? Or are they running for the sake of power?” posed Mutua.
Just last month, Mutua came out to claim that an independent survey commissioned by him in Central Kenya places him in the lead in terms of scaling the mountain, with ODM leader Raila Odinga and UDA William Ruto trailing him by a significant margin.
“I’m assuring you that Mt Kenya is fully behind me. As some strive to appeal to the Mt Kenya electorate from the foundation, I’m already ahead; I’m at the Cadet level,” Mutua told the Standard Newspaper.
This is in spite of the fact that he has yet to begin courting the vote-rich region.
“I haven’t spoken to them yet, but they’ve already approved of my candidature. When I’ll open my mouth to speak, they’ll come running over to me,” he said.