The majority leader in Kenya’s National Assembly has claimed he takes breakfast with the country’s president, in a move to discredit local leaders linking him to Garissa gubernatorial race in 2022, according to a short video clip posted online.
Aden Duale, who is also the member of parliament for Garissa Township, was addressing residents in Bura, near Garissa, denied reports that he was interested in the Garissa County gubernatorial position.
“The position of a governor is too small for me. I am not interested in that. I take breakfast with the president, so I aim bigger things,” Duale said.
There have been reports suggesting Duale, who is serving his third term in parliament, is planning to succeed Garissa Governor Ali Korane in 2022.
Although there was no mention of what his 2022 plans are, the majority leader said he can only be a deputy president, a cabinet secretary or a speaker of either the National Assembly or the Senate.
Duale is a close confidant of Deputy President William Ruto who is eying the presidency after President Uhuru Kenyatta exists the stage. But he is facing challenges within and withoit his own party of Jubilee.