The Progressive Party of Kenya (PPK) will front a presidential candidate in the 2022 general election.
This is according to the party leader, Evans Misati.
Misati who is the chair of Political Parties Liaison Committee (PPLC) said the party is reorganizing countrywide from grassroots to the national level in readiness for the presidential tussle next year.
He noted that a number of regions in the country have fully organized themselves ahead of next year’s polls.
He called upon the Gusii Community to support and embrace the party as their community’s ship towards bargaining for the national cake.
Misati spoke on Monday at his home in Manga, Nyamira County during his coronation as the Kitutu Masaba MP candidate.
The official relaunch of the party was also marked.
This was conducted with Nyamira Mwanyagetinge Heritage Council at the forefront.
The ceremony was attended by over 500 people drawn from across Nyamira County.
The PPK chair also called upon Gusii region politicians to support the party by joining it.
“We have seen how other communities have come up with structures to have their political parties strengthened before the next year’s elections.
On our side we will field a presidential candidate since our party is national, and we will also want to compete with other communities across the country,” Misati said.
Misati further noted that the relaunch of the party will give it a new look and also become the voice of Gusii region as a whole.
“Our party has been given the mandate to be the official Gusii region political party and as its leader, today, I have been given the mandate to speak on behave of Nyamira County.
We are aiming to enjoin the entire Gusii region in the party,” he added.
PPK Youth President Beavon Magare said it was time for Gusii region to unite through the PPK party.
He said the party will accommodate everyone in it’s quest to take over as the official Omogusii party as the country is preparing for the general elections come 2022.
“We have not been having a party that can easily unite the region for a common cause.
Henceforth, we will be able to tackle the task ahead of us and that is to face other candidates in the presidential ballot next year,” said Magare.
Misati unsuccessfully vied for the Nyamira County gubernatorial seat in the March 2013 general election. He emerged third.