Joe Nyaga officially launched his presidential bid on Wednesday.
The independent candidate pledged to form an all inclusive government, promising to allocate women at least 50 per cent of all senior government positions.
Nyaga pledged the implementation of the two thirds gender rule, that parliament has failed to pass on two different occasions in the past year, consulting on all key matters and fighting corruption.
“I will be a commander-in-chief who is in charge and does not leave others to make decisions while watching. Yes, I shall consult and take advice,” he said at the launch in Nairobi.
The politician added that as Kenya’s first independent president, he will build partnerships across party lines without discrimination.
“I want to restore trust in Kenya’s leadership because I am sick and tired of hearing about corruption everywhere. It has crippled the government.”
He added that the theft of public resources was largely why the government could not pay doctors and teachers.
“The strikes disrupted learning and led to deaths in hospitals. The factor that have prevented the country from solving this is simply the failure of leadership,” he said.
Nyaga said Kenyans have allowed themselves to be derailed by “narrow minded politics” and allow leaders to serve their own interests.
“With your support and goodwill we can bring to an end to looting because I want to lead the fight against corruption. I will not shy away,” he said, noting he will make Kenya stand tall again.
“I will lead our country to reclaiming its glory. Kenya should be able to stand tall again.”
He emphasized on equality and everybody getting an opportunity to serve his country.
“Tafadhali kujeni tuingie kwenye bus mpya ya Independent.NASA ni rafiki zangu na Jubilee ni rafiki zangu pia (Please, let us get into the new bus of independents. NASA and Jubilee leaders are my friends),” he added.