Murang'a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria has announced that he will be vying for the presidency in 2022 general elections.

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According to Standard, Wa Iria who spoke at General Ihura Stadium, Muranga on Monday, said that he is the right man to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta when he completes his tenure in office. 

The county boss said that he has what it takes to beat his competitors' hands down in the race..

He said that he will contest for the seat through his Civic Renewal Party (CRP). 

Wa Iria said he is banking on the support of several leaders including President Uhuru Kenyatta to carry the day. 

He also said CRP will field candidates for the positions of Governor, Senator, MP, and MCA. 

The governor has also asked leaders to respect the President as long as he remains in office. 

"I am ready to defend President Kenyatta to enable him to proceed with development programmes he has initiated for the country. The leaders have their mandate not to blame everything on the President," said Wa Iria, according to Standard. 

The county boss now joins Deputy President William Ruto, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua as politicians who have declared interest to succeed Uhuru.