Japheth Kaluyu, a Kenyan presidential candidate formerly based in the United States, has vowed to save Kenya from the shackles of corruption and reduce taxation on Kenyans if he is elected the President in next month's elections.
Speaking during the 2017 Presidential Television debate, Kaluyu, who spent many years in the diaspora (US) said he is not been part of “system”, making him the right candidate to slay the dragon of corruption.
“I believe I'm the right candidate who can come in without any political baggage,” he said, adding that “people found engaging in corruption will have to serve time,” he said.
The former University Dean said he would take the Education reforms initiated by Jubilee government to the next level, adding that he'll be a Matiang'i on steroids. “In education… I’ll be a Matiang’i on steroids.”
He also promised to build community resource centres (CRC) in all 290 constituencies in the country and ensure university students do their internship at the CRCs. “Students will choose what they want to study,” he said.
Professor Michael Wainaina, an independent candidate and Thirdway Alliance candidate Ekuru Aukot are the other candidates who took part in the first phase of the Debate.
A second phase had been scheduled to pit President Uhuru Kenyatta against Raila Odinga, but President Uhuru did not attend the debate.