Kituyi wants to be Kenya’s next president. The 65 year-old resigned from his prestigious top post in Geneva in February and returned home to Kenya to begin the tough political journey to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is set to leave power next year.
Kituyi’s entry into politics has elicited mixed reactions from both political observers and the average Kenyan. The question is not so much if he is qualified, but how will he make it to the top seat, in a country where politics is strongly grounded in ethnic and regional concerns.
Experience has shown that intellectuals like Kituyi – no matter how qualified they may be – rarely succeed: