As the time for picking a running mate for the August ninth General Election approaches, candidates are still grappling with the choice of their number two.
Even with that, top presidential competitors, ODM Leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto have given signs that they might pick their running mates from Mt. Kenya area.
However, Raila has been exhorted not to pick a Kikuyu as a running mate.
As indicated by Murang’a Senatorial aspirant Peter Kagwanja, Raila ought to think about picking a running mate from different locales apart from Mt Kenya.
Kagwanja, who is a Jubilee member, contended that all chiefs from the Mt Kenya area fronted to be Raila’s running mate lack public allure and grassroots support and subsequently can’t deliver votes to Raila in the August political race.
The govt experts expressed that while the Mt Kenya area has the votes to help Raila with succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta, Kagwanja said that the the huge voting bloc has weak candidates to be Raila’s number two.
“We have the numbers but we must insist on a strategy that will make us win, not using the demographic aspect to claim the position.”
“We should never worry because our interests are being taken care of by the President who is the patron and financier of Azimio,” Kagwanja said.
Narc Kenya pioneer Martha Karua, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui, and former presidential wannabe Peter Kenneth are being viewed as Raila’s presidential running mate ahead of his titanic battle with Deputy President William Ruto.