Presidential hopeful Dr Mukhisa Kituyi who has been under fire after a controversial video allegedly linked to him made rounds on social media , has finally spoken out.
Kituyi, on Saturday, said that he still had a big heart for all and nothing was going to stop him from running for the country’s top political seat.
In a statement on his official Facebook account, the politician dismissed the video saying that it was photoshopped and edited by people who want to discourage him from taking over from President Uhuru Kenyatta as the fifth Head of State.
“I, therefore, dismiss the photoshopped edited video doing rounds on social media purporting to expose my private parts. It doesn’t in any way whatsoever depict the true representation of my private organs. I want to distance myself from such false and untrue malicious stories destined at killing my political career,” part of his statement read.
He further asked his supporters to ignore the video.
The statement came just hours after Kituyi quit Twitter in unclear circumstances.
Since Thursday when the video circulated on social media, K24 Digital has been keeping an eye on his Twitter account; @drmukhisakituyi expecting a statement after we tried reaching him on phone to no avail, only for the Twitter account to be deactivated on Friday night.
“This account does not exist,” is the only message that currently can be found on the account’s profile.
On Friday, Ezekiel Mutua the CEO of Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) said that it was not right to release nude videos of anyone no matter the situation.
For the last one month, Kituyi has been under sharp criticism from a section of Kenyans on Twitter over the controversial video and after a lady identified as Diana Lutta accused him of assaulting her.
Lutta claimed that the former MP assaulted her at a hotel within the Coast region.
This attracted the attention of detectives from the region who launched a manhunt for the former UN employee.
However, to date, Kituyi is yet to record a statement on the matter.
Kituyi announced his presidential ambitions immediately his term in the UN came to an end.
Since the announcement, he has been crisscrossing the country in readiness for his 2022 General Elections bid.