Mwenedata Gilbert, a 42-year old father of four and former employee of USAID, has announced his ambitions to join the presidential race for elections which will take place in August 2017.
Speaking to IGIHE, Mwenedata unveiled that he didn’t get discouraged despite the defeat for the parliamentary seat in 2013.
“I didn’t stop political activities. May be I only kept quiet,” he said.
Mwenedata said he is going to get documents and process other requirements needed to qualify for presidential candidacy.
Other independent presidential aspirants are Mpayimana Philippe and Shima Diane Rwigara.
- Mwenedata Gilbert was among contenders of parliamentary seats in 2013.