National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi will contest the presidency during the August 9, 2022, General Elections on a Democratic Party of Kenya (DP) ticket.

Muturi accepted the party's invitation to be their flagbearer during a meeting with delegates at Kabiru-ini Grounds in Nyeri County on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

"We have spoken with DP and agreed that I vie for the presidency in 2022," Speaker Muturi said.

File image of National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi. |Photo| Courtesy|

In a statement on September 22, the party led by Chairman Esau Kioni invited the National Assembly speaker to be their flagbearer.

"We have deliberated seriously about what should happen and we are glad to inform you that we as delegates from Mt Kenya region have conducted serious vetting as to who should lead Mt Kenya and Kenya as a whole.

"We have discussed and resolved as the Democratic Party of Kenya to support none other than Justin Njoka Muturi as DP's presidential candidate," Kioni stated.

The leaders described the National Assembly speaker as a vested leader and a man of integrity.

The delegates indicated that they are convinced Muturi will lead Kenya into prosperity and assured him of their full support.

"We believe that he is going all through to the ballot box. He is a man you can trust," the leaders stated.

They called upon members of the DP Party to support Speaker Muturi's presidential bid, noting that members had decided that he is best suited to lead the country.