Cherang’any parliamentary aspirant John Njuguna has said the rise in popularity of the United Democratic Alliance party (UDA) is a signal that leaders who are opposed to the hustler narrative will not make it at the ballot in the 2022 general elections.
Mr. Njuguna said those who are still harboring hopes of coming up with a new political formation to counter that of Deputy President William Ruto have lost touch with the reality on the ground owing to their selfishness.
“For instance, the current MP of this constituency still believes that his position in the Jubilee party will salvage his dwindling popularity. He should forget about it,” he spoke at the burial of Elizabeth Chemwono at Kapkarwa.
The aspirant also hit out at leaders who have been critiquing the hustler narrative saying they don’t understand the challenges that a majority of Kenyans endure as a result of the tough economic times in the country.
“The bottom-up economic model seems to be a mystery to some leaders since they have no clue of what it means to suffer. Kenyans have a chance to redeem themselves by voting in leaders that understand their challenges,” said Mr. Njuguna.
He also condemned an advisory by the African Court on Human and People’s Rights that stipulates that African Union member states be at liberty to postpone pending general elections due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
The Arusha based court said a resolution to postpone the elections could be taken upon member states consulting health agencies, Political actors and civil society. The advisory was sought by the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)