Another Presidential Aspirant Heads for US Tour

  • Planes landing at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
    Planes landing at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
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  • The United States is becoming a critical rallying ground for presidential aspirants. Just a day after Deputy President William Ruto concluded his visit, another presidential aspirant is headed to the world superpower. 

    Presidential aspirant Prof. George Wajackoyah on Sunday, March 6, embarked on a five-day political tour at the United States, to seek international support for his bid. 

    According to a statement released by his team, the lawyer plans to visit Washington DC, New York, Maryland and Arizona.

    Professor George Wajackoyah, Senator Ledama ole Kina's (Narok) lawyer speaks outside National Cohesion and Integration Commission offices on Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    Professor George Wajackoyah, Senator Ledama ole Kina's (Narok County) lawyer speaks outside National Cohesion and Integration Commission offices on Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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    “He will be on a five-day tour of the US to try and consolidate support from the international community ahead of August polls,” read the statement.

    Wajackoyah will meet with business leaders and Kenyans living in the US as he pushes the Roots Party agenda, a move similar to that of the DP. 

    He recently sparked a national debate after he promised to legalise marijuana if he won the August 2022 General Election. According to him, this would help alleviate some of the country’s debt.

    His presidential platform seeks to appoint eight prime ministers and suspend the constitution for six months “to allow Kenyans to decide on the kind of Constitution they want.”

    He also promised to institute a four-day workweek system, running from Monday to Thursday. This, the lawyer claimed, would help strengthen family bonds, create a 24-hour economy and give Muslims a better chance to worship on Friday.

    Moreover, the presidential aspirant promised to sever ties with China, introduce the death penalty for corrupt people and assign the Trade ministry to a Kenyan of Asian descent. 

    Furthermore,  the politician announced he planned to serve as the Immigration Minister during his administration. Also, he vowed to introduce a decree that would ensure media houses will only be owned by journalists and not other proprietors.

    The 61-year-old born in Matungu in Western was abandoned by his parents at the age of three after they suffered a divorce.

    Wajackoyah ended up growing in the streets of Nairobi before he was rescued by a well-wisher.

    His secondary education was sponsored by former Education Minister, late JJ Kamotho after he got wind of his plight. 

    He later joined the police service - rising to the level of Officer Commanding Station (OCS) before he fled the country to seek political asylum over a sensitive case that he had handled in the 1990s. 

    While in exile, Wajackoyah trained as a lawyer and become a reputable legal scholar who has six degrees and has earned the title of professor. 

    Deputy President William Ruto with Economist David Ndii and the Head of International Relations in his presidential campaign secretariat in Washington DC, on March 3, 2022.
    Deputy President William Ruto with Economist David Ndii and the Head of International Relations in his presidential campaign secretariat Ababu Namwamba in Washington DC, on March 3, 2022.
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