The deputy president of the republic of Kenya William Ruto seems undeterred in his bid to be the next commander in chief once President Uhuru Kenyatta who is serving his last term leaves office.
From his 'hustler and dynasties' narratives to dishing out millions of money in form of cash or material goods, Ruto and his troops have been traversing the country in search for grassroot support.
The deputy president is said to be eyeing for a running mate from the Mt Kenya region but he is open to getting one from the Coast or Western regions should a strong candidate join his bandwagon.
Former Agriculture cabinet secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has however emerged as the likeliest front runner to be Ruto's running mate come the 2022 general elections.
Kiunjuri's stake for claim has been backed by Political analyst Festus Irungu who feel the service party leader enjoys of a massive backing in the Mt Kenya region.
"Kiunjuri is definitely a front runner for the position owing to his long stay in politics and leadership. If he can talk to the rest of the leaders to support him, he is the most trusted leader among the youth and the elderly."Festus Irungu said.
Even though Gatundu South Member of parliament Moses Kuria, his Mathira counterpart Rigathi Gachagua and Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki are also favorites, Kiunjuri's growing influence in the region claims to be giving him the edge.
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