'I will send DP Ruto and Raila into political oblivion,' says presidential hopeful Nixon Kukubo
Nixon Kukubo, a 2007 presidential poll loser,
has announced that he will battle it out for the same seat in this year's August
9 general elections.
Kukubo declared himself the frontrunner in the forthcoming polls saying he will hand all other aspirants competing for the seat a sounding defeat.
He also launched an attack on Raila Odinga and his Azimio la Umoja movement as well as the Deputy President William Ruto and Musalia Mudavadi camp saying they are unfit to lead the country.
Kukubo, who says he will vie as an independent candidate, is optimistic of defeating both Odinga and DP Ruto to the presidency in the next polls.
Kukubo emerged last in the 2007 general elections after garnering 5,929 votes in which former president Mwai Kibaki emerged the winner.
Addressing the press in Bungoma while launching his ‘Mulembe Kingdom’, Kukubo pointed out that owing to his political experience he has what it takes to lead Kenya.
"All those leaders seeking the presidency are forming coalitions to hide their corruption dealings, I’m launching the Mulembe Kingdom so that I can use it to marshall enough votes from Western region...I’m optimistic of defeating all of them," he said.
He pointed out that Odinga and DP Ruto have both marshalled their communities to support them yet the Luhya leaders have not backed any of their own yet, hence he is working on having the Luhya community rally behind him.
“If elected Head of State, I will fight corruption and ensure Kenya is a corrupt free country… we cannot afford to elect corrupt leaders to lead us,” said Kukubo, adding that he is unstoppable and will be in the ballot box by all means.
Born and raised in Bungoma County, Kukubo, a former military officer, noted that he will revive the collapsed industries in the region and ensure all jobless youth are employed.
"Mumias Sugar Company, Pan Paper factory, Malakisi ginnery have all collapsed…this has rendered our people jobless and the area economy has sunk to an all-time low…this all needs a leader who will revive them and I’m in position to do so owing to my track record," he said.