Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential aspirant Dr. Alfred Mutua has challenged the recent court decision that sitting governors who harbour dreams to vie for presidency will be compelled to resign from office six months before election.
Dr Alfred Mutua says the pronouncement from the court is unfair and discriminatory and should be contested.
” Kenya needs to be a country that encourages fairness so that all persons who aspire to run for the highest office in the land are offered equal opportunity to compete,” Mutua said.
Governor Mutua who has expressed desire to run for presidency in the 2022 elections said that the law requiring governors who aspire to run for president to exit office six months before their terms end should be challenged in court to ensure fair play.
” That requirement is the hallmark of unfairness and it must be gotten rid off,” Mutua said.Mutua also called on leaders to respect each other as the country approaches the general election. He also called for equity as the law on banning gatherings is implemented but also wanted leaders to respect the law.
Speaking in Nyeri during a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding for aquaculture support with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, State department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy, Dr Mutua called on measures to be instituted to ensure that water bodies are not breeding places for fish that could cause cancer diseases to Kenyans.
“We need to urgently address pollution of our lakes and rivers because if we are not careful we could end up harvesting fish that causes diseases to Kenyans,” Dr Mutua said.
He further called on Kenyans to diversify from breeding poultry and livestock to include fish farming.
“Fish farming should be a viable program that should make us money by expanding markets to foreign countries,” he said.
The memorandum of understanding was also with other nine counties including Kisii, Siaya, Homa bay, Busia, Kisumu, Kajiado, Embu, Kiambu and Tharaka Nthi.