It’s no longer a secret that there will be a two horse race in 2022 as majority leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale said in local television station over the week, “In every election there are jokers. In 2022, it will be a two-horse race. The rest are donkeys. I can tell you for free. The presidential contest in 2022 will be between two people- William Ruto and Raila Odinga,”
With few years to 2022 general elections, signs of possible alliances have started playing in the air, one such signal is that of Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru. In her latest interview at a local television channel she said Mt Kenya region is ready and open to forming a political alliance with Orange Democratic Movement Party leader Raila Odinga ahead of the 2022 elections.
“If it is Raila, he should know that the region will want a piece of his government,” she said.
In the interview Waiguru described Mr Odinga as “someone who understands the significant role that women play in Kenya’s politics.” And it’s on this account that she is eying to deputise him.
According to Waiguru, a wind of political change has hit central Kenya under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta, throwing open the region’s choice of a presidential candidate in the 2022 General Election.
Waiguru also opened up on why she never invited Deputy President William during her wedding and instead invited ODM leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta,
“In politics, formations happen. Those who showed up at the wedding were there either to confirm their membership to emerging political formations or friendship,” she revealed
Waiguru further admitted they discussed some serious politics when she paid Mr Odinga a courtesy call in November 2018 at Capitol Hill offices, upper hill where they also “announced that they had agreed to let bygones be bygones.”
During their recent appearance before Building Bridges Initiative through Embrace Kenya, where Waiguru is a member, the women proposed an additional position of a prime minister but with one condition; “Opposite gender rule in expanded presidency, two seats for women”