Muturi declares wealth, urges competitors to follow suit


National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi

By: Angela Maina  @MountKenyaTimes

Worth Noting:

  • “There are no such plans, I serve as the Speaker of National Assembly until a substantive one is elected,” he said.
    The former Siakoago MP noted that he is best suited to lead the country stressing that Kenyans will be safe in his hands.
  • “I bring in practical economics and empowerment and concession based on our realities. All is we need is a conducive environment and a friendly tax system. We can reduce taxes and widen the base and in effect collect more taxes. Simple logic,” he said.
  • Muturi has served as Speaker since 2013 having been sponsored by the governing Jubilee Party which he now appears to have ditched in favour of the Democratic Party (DP).

The National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has disclosed that he is worth approximately Sh300 million.

The 2022 presidential hopeful made the revelation Thursday while responding to questions from Kenyans in his engagement through Twitter.

Muturi said that most of his property was acquired through bank loans and civil servant remuneration for the past 36 years.

The Speaker becomes the first aspirant in the 2022 presidential race to publicly reveal his net worth.

He challenged other leaders to follow suit and disclose their source of wealth and explain how they had acquired it.

“I support a lifestyle audit on all leaders plus an explanation on how all their wealth was acquired and this should not be done in secret,” he said.

Muturi also said that women should be encouraged to run for all positions at all levels.

“We must also ensure a level playing field and pay particular attention to their security needs,” said the Speaker.

He said that the country will be safe in his hands and that he will in practical Economics of Empowerment and Concession based on our realities if he will be elected as the 5th President of the nation, come 2022 general election.

“All we need is a conducive environment and a friendly taxation system. We can reduce taxes and widen the base and in effect collect more taxes. Simple logic,” he said.

The speaker has also dismissed speculations that the Jubilee Party is planning to expel him from his position in the next party’s National Delegates Convention that will take place on November 30.

“There are no such plans, I serve as the Speaker of National Assembly until a substantive one is elected,” he said.
The former Siakoago MP noted that he is best suited to lead the country stressing that Kenyans will be safe in his hands.

“I bring in practical economics and empowerment and concession based on our realities. All is we need is a conducive environment and a friendly tax system. We can reduce taxes and widen the base and in effect collect more taxes. Simple logic,” he said.

Muturi has served as Speaker since 2013 having been sponsored by the governing Jubilee Party which he now appears to have ditched in favour of the Democratic Party (DP).

Muturi, a lawyer by profession, worked as a district magistrate between 1982 to 1984.

He also worked as a resident magistrate between 1985 to 1989 before being promoted to senior magistrate position. He held the position between 1989 and 1991.

Muturi was first elected to Parliament in a by-election in 1999. He represented Siakago Constituency on a KANU ticket.

In 2002, he was re-elected and served as the Opposition Chief Whip and chairperson of the Public Investment Committee (PIC).

He, however, lost the seat to Lenny Kivuti in the 2007 polls.

In 2013, Muturi attempted a comeback to the National Assembly by running for Mbeere North parliamentary post, but lost to Muriuki Njagagua.

He, however, landed the National Speaker position after being endorsed for the seat by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Muturi beat former Speaker Kenneth Marende to the seat.

In May 2021 crowned the GEMA Spokesperson, and has since declared interest in vying for the presidency in the 2022 General Election and has in recent days been on an overdrive gear to popularize his bid.

Other presidential contenders in the presidential race include Deputy President William Ruto, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Amani National Congress (ANC) Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi, Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, KANU Party Leader Gideon Moi, Muranga Governor Mwangi Wa Iria and business mogul Jimi Wanjigi. since declared interest in vying for the presidency in the 2022 General Election and has in recent days been on an overdrive gear to popularize his bid.
DP has declared Muturi its sole presidential contender.

A member of the Mount Kenya Unity Forum that brings together leaders from the larger Central Kenya region, Muturi has been meeting with other presidential hopefuls.

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