Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri has Wednesday June 24 afternoon unveiled his new political outfit dubbed The Service Party of Kenya (TSP).
Kiunjuri who was sacked from cabinet beginning of the Year by President Kenyatta, convened a press conference to unveil the new political party at its headquarters along the 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi.
Kiunjuri who was accompanied by party officials among them Former MCA Karungo Thang’wa and Former Nairobi County Woman Rep Aspirant Wangui Ng’ang’a stated that TSP would be a grassroots party that would live up to its name of service to the Kenyan Citizenry.
The party’s primary colors are yellow and red, with a heart symbol representing a commitment to serve the people with the party slogan being ‘Huduma, Twajiamini‘.
“True leaders are called to serve selflessly, not to serve their interests. Service is what our people need. Service to humanity is service to God. TSP writes its promise of service in the hearts. Our symbol is a heart inside a circle nested in the background of our party colors. This symbol is our promise,” Kiunjuri stated.
Kiunjuri also stated that he prided himself with a wealth of experience in formation and running of political parties, arguing that only ODM Leader Raila Odinga beat him in experience of the Political Parties business.
“I have been a leader of several political parties. It is only Raila Odinga who is more experienced than me in the formation process of political parties”, Kiunjuri said.
Among issues he promised the party would focus on are food insecurity, unemployment, low wages and health and also insisted that interventions on the effects of Covid-19 were to be prioritized before any political agenda.
Kiunjuri stated that it was clear that parties had begun undertaking various strategies ahead of the 2022 General Election.
He promised that the party would also welcome leaders decamping from various parties including the ‘big parties’.
The former Agriculture CS promised that once restrictions on Covid-19 were lifted, the party would embark on listening tours across the country to incorporate feedback from citizens and unveil county offices.
He thanked founding members for recruiting members across the country to allow the party to meet requirements for registration.