Mutahi Ngunyi Deconstructs Kiunjuri's New Party Hours After Launch
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Political scientist and analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has mocked the nation's newest political party, the Service Party of Kenya, only hours after its launch.
The former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri-founded party was launched on Wednesday, joining the list of parties with their roots in the Mt Kenya region.
While congratulating Kiunjuri for the achievement, Ngunyi took a veiled shot at the party, mocking its founders for going for a woolly name and settling on the wrong party colour.
He observed that the party's yellow colour is a representation of withering things, adding that he would have revealed more of its flaws had Kiunjuri not been his friend.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. "I CONGRATULATE Kiunjuri for INVENTING a party. , The Service Party. Because he is MY FRIEND, I will NOT diss him. But if he was NOT MY FRIEND, I would have told him that the NAME is WOOLLY. And that YELLOW is the COLOUR of WITHERING things! But I will NOT say this to my FRIEND," he said.
During the launch, Kiunjuri, who has been out of government for months following his sack by President Uhuru Kenyatta, said that the party seeks to save Kenyans from the single party rule which seems to be creeping back.
He added that the party was formed to pursue service to Kenyans. He noted that its heart symbol signifies that it has the interest of Kenyans at heart.
"I would like to introduce the entry of The Service Party of Kenya into Kenya’s Politics. We have made the commitment to bring forth a platform that will be unequivocal about service delivery to our people as our name suggests," he said.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. During the presser, Kiunjuri, who is considered a possible running mate for Deputy President William Ruto in the 2022 general elections, also made it clear that he will not be in the Laikipia gubernatorial race in the much anticipated polls.