Kivutha Kibwana finally accepts netizen’s ‘endorsement’ to run for president
Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has revealed that he is indeed considering running for president in 2022 as he finishes his last term as governor.
Speaking in Mombasa to accountants from the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, Mr Kibwana said that he would not mind running for the top seat if indeed he gets support from members of the public.
This came as welcome news to Kenyans on Twitter who have been on an endless campaign to convince the governor to run for president because of his humility and dedication to public service that makes him an ideal candidate.
Mr Kibwana has all along remained coy on the matter, repeatedly saying that he is not interested in the 2022 succession politics.
However, in Mombasa the governor gave the clearest hint yet that he is considering contesting the country’s top political seat.
“I don’t mind trying but I have one condition that three quarters of you (accountants) must support me,” said Mr Kibwana.
Kibwana: I don’t mind running for presidency. pic.twitter.com/fj69Fn0sXF
— Daily Nation (@dailynation) November 29, 2018
REACTIONS ON TWITTER
On Twitter, his remarks were largely well received.
“If you want to succeed, 1st be corrupt,” KitiseThinktowe said.
“I will vote for you just go go go,” commented Rachealnthenge.
“My president,” wrote Tess.
“I also have one condition. that you team up with @FredMatiangi,” suggested K Patrick.
“Go for it! The surest way of losing is not trying!” commented Fnganga, while Sydney Mutanyi said, “Try your luck Governor… you never know.”