Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua plans on spending up to Sh.18 Billion for his Presidential campaign come 2022.
Speaking to Citizen Tv on Sunday, the embattled governor said that he already has in place a team of consultants that will help ensure he clinches the top seat.
“Consultants from oversees are fashioning my campaign. I am very serious. Mutua puts his head in something and doesn’t waver,” he said.
Asked whether he can financially match up to the likes of Deputy President William Ruto, the county boss said that it will be an expensive affair but is worth it because “I’m not doing it just for me but for the people of Kenya.”
The Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader also noted that having too much money as a candidate is bad for you.
“That’s the kind of money needed. It is worth it if you want to move this country to a new age. You have to do it. A time comes when you say that you are doing this for the people.”
The governor who last week had his August win nullified stated that he will take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta who is serving his second and final term.
“After I am done being Governor, what am I supposed to do? You need to declare your presidency bid early so people can see your mission and vision,” he said.
The next four years, he said, will be dedicated to ‘marketing’ his brand as he prepares to take on the ‘big boys’ like Ruto.
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