In the last two general elections, Mr Wanjigi was the man pulling the strings,in the negotiations on the coalitions for candidates eyeing for the presidency. Just as power-broker, Mr Wanjigi has earned foes and admirers alike in the business and political circles.
As we speak now the man is back and may influence the nature of coalitions that will emerge for the 2022 contest, especially in Mt Kenya region where various billionaires bankroll party politics.
"I will be in the race... ," he told the Nation in a short text message when asked to confirm his entry.
How this entry will rock the politics is unclear for now. The Nation has been investigating his role in previous polls, painting the picture of a shrewd schemer and power broker with tentacles that run deep, at times to intelligence circles.
beside presidential candidate Raila Odinga, and was the brains behind the management of his campaign. His official position was Resource Mobiliser -- though he was thought to be the man bankrolling the National Super Alliance (Nasa), a coalition that had brought together Mr Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Kalonzo Musyoka's Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM), Moses Wetang'ula's Ford-Kenya (Ford-K) and Musalia Mudavadi's Amani National Congress (ANC).
Wealthy, scheming and calculating, the city billionaire has been a silent kingmaker in the country, always matching politicians with plots and sub-plots in their quest to acquire political power and, perhaps, in his personal quest for relevance.
At the moment, only Deputy President William Ruto can match Mr Wanjigi's wallet in bankrolling campaigns and in having a loyal band of operatives. Both are teetotallers, nocturnal, and openly display their religious convictions.
As a matter of fact if you want know what is giving this person headache and he can go sleepless night throughout this days is how to mobilised all Kenyan to be in one agreement and accept him as the next president. Because when it comes to money he has except the knowledge and spirit of the world, " Juok piny". Rallying is not the problem to the people the only problem is how the elect persons will take you when the time come.
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