Lilian Muli Speaks On Joining Race to Become MP

  • Citizen TV anchor Lilian Muli
    Citizen TV anchor Lilian Muli during a photoshoot.
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  • Citizen TV anchor Lilian Muli on Thursday, August 27, responded to reports that she would be gunning for an elective seat in Machakos county in the upcoming  2022 elections.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, the seasoned journalist dispelled the reports but stated that the possibility of campaigning was still viable in subsequent elections.

    "I have no plans to run in 2022 but in the near future I would consider running," she added.

    Muli set the record straight after a post fronted her to be the representative for Mwala constituency in the upcoming polls to battle it out with the incumbent Vincent Musyoka Musau.

    Mwala MP Vincent Musyoka Musau
    File image of Mwala MP Vincent Musyoka Musau during a previous press conference.
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    The post garnered positive responses with many advocating for the journalist to vie for the seat.

    Among media personalities who supported her hand at politics were Citizen TV presenter Holy Dave and former Tusker Project Fame Judge Ian Mbugua. 

    "Why not? If Jesus says yes nobody can say no," one user Hilda Wathithi noted.

    A number of celebrities have already expressed interest in running for elective seats in the 2022 polls.

    Kiss FM presenter Felix Odiwour Aka Jalang'o has declared his interest in vying for the Lang'ata parliamentary seat in 2022 as his former co-host at Milele FM Alex Mwakideu stated that he was eyeing the Wundayi parliamentary seat.

    Former Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe hinted at running for a political seat in 2022. She did not reveal the seat she would be running for but expressed her willingness to step up.

    "It is an opportunity. Given the opportunity why not? I have not ruled it out but what I am saying is I have not officially declared it," she stated.

    In terms of female representation, Article 27(8) of the Constitution calls for the State to take legislative and other measures to implement the principle that not more than two thirds of the members of elective or appointive bodies shall be of the same gender.

    Additionally, Article 81 provides that one of the principles that the electoral system is required to comply with is that not more than two- thirds of the members of elective public bodies shall be of the same gender.

    A sitting in session at Parliament Buildings in June 2020.
    A session in progress at Parliament Buildings in June 2020.
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