Wamalwa Eyes Azimio Presidential Ticket as Raila Gears Up for AU Job


Wamalwa Eyes Azimio Presidential Ticket as Raila Gears Up for AU Job

Eugene Wamalwa, the leader of the Democratic Action Party-Kenya (DAP-K), has declared his candidature for president in the 2027 general election.

Speaking in Turkana county on Sunday, Wamalwa expressed his desire to win the Azimio ticket and challenge President William Ruto.

“Are you in agreement that I vie for president in 2027? If God allows us, and the people of Turkana allow me, I will go for the top seat and fulfil my brother’s dream,” he said.


He stated that his priority will be to transform Kenya from a hustler nation to a united nation.

The former Defence Cabinet Secretary was speaking at a fundraising event for needy children in Kanamkemer, Turkana Central.

He stated that his primary agenda will be to combat corruption and money laundering, also known as ‘wash wash.’

Concerning corruption, he cited a report released last week that revealed Kenya had been grey-listed by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Mr Wamalwa stated that he wants to fulfil his brother’s, the late Kijana Wamalwa, dream of becoming president.

“We will not accept Kenya to be divided. The country was changed from a Kenyan nation to a hustler nation. Kenya became a nation of shareholders and non-shareholders, and we will reverse that when we get into office – it will be one Kenya, one people, one destiny,” he said.

The former Defence Cabinet Secretary accused President Ruto of running the government with deception and dishonesty.

He claimed that listing Kenya as a “wash wash” nation indicated that the Ruto regime tolerated money laundering and corruption.

“No investor will invest in a haven of corruption, money laundering and scams that are bedevilling the Kenya Kwanza regime,” Wamalwa claimed.

The DAP-K leader warned that the country will not experience meaningful economic growth because it is being held hostage by what he described as ‘wash wash’ scammers.

“We must restore the dignity and glory of Kenya. If Kenya is to earn respect in the international community, it must begin with new leaders,” he said.

He believes Kenya will prosper once its ideals shift from “glorification of hustling to honesty.”

The former Saboti MP cited Burkina Faso, which was renamed ‘the land of honest people’ after then-President Thomas Sankara issued a directive in 1984.

He promised to strengthen devolution by granting counties financial autonomy.

“Many crucial services such as health are grinding to a halt because the national government is keeping money meant for devolved functions,” he claimed.

“Governors are now crying after knowing that devolution was facing an existential threat from a regime that wants to kill devolution,” he claimed.

Wamalwa assured that Azimio would not be weakened if its leader, Raila Odinga, became African Union chairman.

“Many people are getting worried that Baba (Raila) is exiting the political stage. I want to assure you that Azimio is now stronger than ever,” he said.

He stated that the opposition leader will have an influence on who becomes Kenya’s next president.

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