Popular Kenyan Actor and script writer Abel Mutua has revealed how he was included in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s first presidential campaign.
According to Mutua who had just resigned from Citizen TV, Secretary of Innovation, Digital and Diaspora Communication in the Office of the President Dennis Itumbi approached him after he left the job.
Speaking in an interview on Radio Jambo, Mutua shared that during the 2012-2013 General election, he was handed the mandate of being the Brand Ambassador of Uwezo fund, set up to help youth across the country.
“So 2012 October, nikakutana na my friend Dennis Itumbi, akanishow naskia ulitoka Citizen, so hauko Jobo, so niko na beshte yangu anataka kuran for president. Ni kamuuliza Getau juu mimi najua mabeshet yake kadhaa. Akanishow Uhuru, I was surprised juu nikamshow unaweza ongea tu ivo casually juu ya Uhuru, Minister of Energy? Akaniambia anataka kuran for Presidencey ana amempick yeye kuwa kwa Campaign team yake, na kuna kitu inaitwa team Uhuru pale, Foundation Fulani tutaimia kuhelp wasee na pia kaa campaign tool. So nikasema twende sana. So after Uhuru ameingia, watu wakarudi kazi mimi huyo sina kazi. So itakibidii niambie kamwana (Uhuru) juu tulikuwa tuna meet once in a while, so ikabidii nijitetee na juu IEBC ilikuwa imeset aside 16 Billion in case of a run-off, but si watu wakapiga 51plus one , so ikawaa hiyo 16 Billion haina Kazi. Wakasema waunde Fund ya Vijana na kwa sababu sikuwa na Kazi , si mimi huyo nikapewa kuwa Ambassador. So Kazi yangu ilikuwa publicist” said Abel Mutua.
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