Former Kenyan finance minister Amos Kimunya has announced his return to active politics with a vow to recapture the Kipipiri parliamentary seat which he lost to the incumbent, Samwel Gichigi, in the 2013 general election.

The immediate former Kipipiri Member of Parliament, who took a back seat in the political arena since then, says he is now ready to take up the mantle and help steer meaningful development in the area.

Kimunya says it has taken a lot of consultations and considerations to make up his mind to contest for the Kipipiri seat since some people have been pushing him to go for the Nyandarua County gubernatorial position.

Kimunya, who served in various ministerial dockets in the 10-year rule of former president Mwai Kibaki, saus he has decided to seek a seat in the National Assembly as it leave him better placed to represent his people and the interests of Nyandarua.

Addressing journalists on the sideines of a stakeholders’ meeting in Kipipiri, about 130 kilometres north of here, Kimunya says he is optimistic that the knowledge and experience he has acquired when he was away from the public limelight will help him make an impact in terms of development.

Also expected to vie for the Kipipiri parliamentary seat is the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) Chairman, Macharia Njeru, although he is yet to publicly announce his candidature.