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Kiyiapi explains why he lost the 2013 presidential election

25 July 2016, 11:26 Dennis Omido

Nairobi - Former presidential aspirant, James Ole Kiyiapi has revealed why he did not make it to State House during the 2013 General Elections.

Kiyiapi, who was running on a Restore and Build Kenya Party ticket cited tribalism and lack of funds as the major barriers to his quest for presidency.

“I knew the election results even before the election itself because Kenyans were divided along tribal lines as well as those who had money and those who did not have.

“The idea of selling one’s policies and manifesto to the electorate just disappeared,” Kiyiapi said in an interview on Sunday.

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The former education Permanent Secretary got 40,998 votes in 2013 presidential and has promised to return with a bang in the next polls.

“I will not leave politics. There is a group that is looking into the possibility of me joining the race to State House again in the next polls, but we are still consulting widely.

“I stand for a great deal of good for this country. I want the whole country to conspire and say forget about this fight between Jubilee and CORD and let us elect Ole Kiyiapi as president and the problem is sorted out,” Kiyiapi said.

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