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The New Ford Kenya Party Nairobi office opened by Justice Minister Eugene Wamalwa. [Photo|Isura Christopher|West Fm]
New Ford Kenya presidential aspirant Eugene Wamalwa Sunday re-launched his New Ford Kenya party with a new symbol of a leopard commonly referred to as “ingwe”, in a colorful event at the parties head office in Lavington , Nairobi that brought together more than 20 political parties that were represented.
Eugene reiterated in his address that he might support any presidential candidate who will gain respect and confidence from Kenyans sighting that he is ready to sacrifice for the sake of Kenyans.
“Despite the amendments made to the Political Parties Act, I will not defend my Saboti seat, neither will I seek for governor or senator in Trans Nzoia County, I have eyes for the presidency,” he added.
However, Eugene has called upon politicians to shun a way from ethnic politics and embrace issue based politics which will make this country united even in our diversity. Eugene further indicated that he is going to invite all presidential aspirants as per Mutunga’s pledge for them to campaign together to Ndhiwa constituency Catholic Church where the late Orwa Ojode and George Saitoti were headed before they were involved in a chooper crush as a sign of unity and honor to them.
On Kimunya’s amendments requiring aspirants to have a minimum of a degree, Eugene said that the public outcry has been heard by the members of parliament, the president and even the judiciary headed by Mutunga is listening.
“Lets us move together as one nation, let’s have a peaceful elections.”
Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta termed Eugene Wamalwa as a visionary leader revealing that he will support Eugene or any other presidential candidate who will be viable to most Kenyans.
Presidential aspirant Cyrus Jirongo who revealed that he will be launching his party soon on his part congratulated Eugene for the bold steps that he was making in politics saying that Kenyans should allow ideas to compete and keep the country together as one. “Resist all those who want to divide us,” he said.
Earlier in the week, it was noted that the National Executive Council had also voted to change the party’s symbol from a cup to a leopard with an aim of giving it a new life before being used by Wamalwa to launch his presidential campaign.
Subsequently, they had cautioned the party’s founders Housing Minister who is also the Malava Mp Soita Shitanda and Ikolomani Mp Dr. Bonny Khalwale to choose between remaining in New Ford-K and supporting him or leaving to join UDF.
However, they vehemently said they were still in NFK but had only changed tactic.
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