Speaker of the National Assembly, Justin Muturi’s Democratic Party (DP) is now inviting interested political parties for negotiations with a view of joining one of the big coalitions in the run-up to upcoming elections.
Muturi, who is also the party’s presidential flag bearer said, any interested party must share the same ideals of good governance with the main focus being the eradication of corruption.
“War on corruption is one of my irreducible minimums and anyone who wants to engage us must be ready to walk with us in this journey and believe in our stand,” said the National Assembly Speaker.
Speaking on Wednesday during a meeting with grassroots leaders in Embu Town on Wednesday, Muturi said there cannot be the talk of bringing sound leadership in the country devoid of how to tackle graft that has bled the country for long.
“Social protection of our people cannot be attained unless all of us are in the forefront against graft,” Muturi said as he insisted that campaigns must be geared towards service delivery and not power-sharing.
Speaker Muturi further told off politicians claiming that past elections were rigged, terming it as sensational and irresponsible for the public.
This followed remarks by UDA delegates at the ceremony on Tuesday to declare Deputy President William Ruto as a presidential candidate at Kasarani sports complex, where Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria alleged that the 2017 presidential election was rigged.
Muturi noted that the high level of corruption in the country was the principal cause of soaring inflation.
He, however, said if no coalition fits the bill, they are ready to go all the way to the ballot alone as he exuded confidence that the party will form the next government.
Leaders present supported his bid, saying he was the most suitable candidate to succeed President Kenyatta as he was one of the few who had not been implicated in any corruption scandal.