Political analyst George Kithi now says Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua is taking after President Uhuru Kenyatta in his quest for the presidency.
The youthful county chief has since reiterated that he will be in the 2022 race for the statehouse, with Kithi saying that he is playing the victim in a bid to get the sympathy vote, after the Court of Appeal's nullification of his August 8 re-election on Friday.
According to Kithi, Mutua is trying to portray himself as a man under siege from unnamed superior forces within the government, in an attempt to get the sympathy vote as was the case with Kenyatta who was facing crime against humanity allegations at the International Criminal Court (ICC) during his 2013 election.
Speaking on KBC English Service Wednesday, Kithi termed the same as the reason behind his threats to unveil the suspects involved in the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) scandal, claiming that his report is likely to point towards people he might face in the presidential race and who are currently in government, to boost his bid.
''Mutua's plan is to get the sympathy vote ahead of the election, a game that was successfully played by Uhuru before his 2013 election. A similar game was played by opposition leader Raila Odinga who lamented of an initial unfair ruling before winning in his presidential election petition against Uhuru,'' he said.
The commentator rubbished the county boss' future ambitions, advising him to instead concentrate on retaining his current position after the annulment.
''He has to first deal with his current problem and retain his position before thinking about the presidency,'' Kithi said.
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