We will accept any president: Kiunjuri speaks after winning
Former agriculture cabinet secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said his party was ready to work with the president-elect.
The leader of the Service Party (TSP) made the revelations on Thursday August 11, after being declared the winner at the Laikipia East parliamentary seat.
Kiunjuri noted that he was ready to work with Vice President William Ruto or former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
He explained that keeping the peace is the most important thing in the whole country and elected leaders should make sure that they work in tandem to serve Kenyan voters.
Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri (L) and Vice President William Ruto pictured at Thiru Secondary School in Laikipia County on February 22, 2020.
“Let’s work together and wait for the presidential results. Whoever wins, we will support him. We need peace as a country because that is the most important thing. It is not about who is elected, it is it’s about the people of Kenya,” he remarked.
He also challenged all elected leaders in Laikipia County to unite and improve the lives of all residents.
“For the elected officials of Laikipia County, we have to forget our differences. It was just a competition. I urge you, let’s build as a team because we have a county watching us. I will work with all the elected officials,” Kiunjuri added.
During the election campaign, Kiunjuri publicly supported the vice president’s candidacy.
In June 2022, the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) confirmed in an opinion that TSP was among the parties that made up the Kenya Kwanza alliance led by Ruto.
Other members were Farmers Party (FP), Tujibebe Wakenya Party led by William Kabogo Gitau, Chama Cha Kazi led by Moses Kuria, Communist Party of Kenya (CPK), Decentralization Party of Kenya (DPK) and the Economic Freedom Party (EFP).
The alliance was founded by the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) led by Ruto, the Amani National Congress (ANC) led by Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya led by Moses Wetangula.
During her speech, Kiunjuri noted that her party had won a female representative spot and several MCA seats across the country.
“It’s a journey that started today. We’re already in Parliament and County Assemblies. I’ve been elected as an MP. We have an elected representative somewhere and we also have MCAs.
“Parties are built, some never last to see another election and I believe parties are built over time. You can’t build a party in a day. It’s a political cycle and you can’t. test only one part through three or four electoral cycles. Therefore, we have been tested and we must be tested”, he celebrated.
Former Agriculture SC Mwangi Kiunjuri (left) and President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past press briefing in 2020.