President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga have crafted an unlikely political partnership that has taken the country by storm with the two now leading the charge against deputy president William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza alliance that also has Mudavadi and Wetang’ula.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Mt Kenya backyard are said to be angling towards producing a running mate for the Azimio la umoja One Kenya coalition party now that the region is not anticipated to produce a presidential candidate.
And now, political analyst Martin Andayi has come out to claim that president Uhuru Kenyatta has a preferred running mate for Raila Odinga amid spirited fights by Martha Karua, Peter Munya, Peter Kenneth and two other Mt Kenya governors interested in the position.
He says that the president and people around him are angling for NARC Kenya party leader Martha Karua to be given the running mate slot. The heavily informed analyst says that the president wants a fresh Raila ticket that has a female face, an indication that they’re not keen for a Kalonzo deputy presidency.
“They want to have a fresh ticket and also have a woman for the first time as a running mate and it appears the idea is being pushed by people around the president,” he said.