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Possible Presidential Running Mates In The August General Elections (Opinion)

The Kenyan politics is gradually taking shape with the seat of much interest being the presidential one.

Numerous politicians have unequivocally declared their interest for the top seat with the top contenders at the moment being DP Ruto and former premier Raila Odinga.Of interest in both camps is whom they will chose as running mate as this will greatly influence their votes.

With me are some of the politicians I opine are the top contenders for the second highest seat in the land in their respective camps.

1.Rigathi Gachagua

The Mathira constituency member of parliament in a recent poll done by Radio Africa emerged as a top candidate for DP Ruto's running mate.The vocal leader is being viewed as sellable in the voter rich Mt Kenya region hence standing a better chance of deputizing Ruto.

2.Martha Karua

This iron lady has been predicted by numerous analysts of being a running mate to one presidential candidate.She has been rumored to be forming a coalition with ANC boss Musalia Mudavadi whom he could deputize.Karua has her own track record and has a national outlook.Anyone who has her as her running mate would get massive number of votes from the voter rich Central region and the entire nation due to the woman factor;having the first woman deputy president.

3.Peter Kenneth

The former Gatanga MP and presidential hopeful is being viewed as Odinga's best bet for a running mate at the moment.The former premier has been in a charm offensive to bag as many votes as possible from the voter rich Mt Kenya region and Peter Kenneth is among the most popular leaders from the region who can assure him of a huge number of votes.

4.Kalonzo MusyokaDespite having declared his intentions to run for presidency,it is still to early to rule out his possibility of deputizing someone.Just the other day DP Ruto was courting him to join his camp and if this happens he might be Ruto's deputy considering the number of votes he has in his stronghold.Furthermore,if the One Kenya Alliance stays strong,he might still be a deputy to ANC Musalia Mudavadi.

5.Peter Munya

The agriculture CS who is also a top leader in the PNU party is also being seen as warming up to be Raila's deputy.Munya's experience in politics and national political outlook puts him among the top contenders for the second most seat in the land.

6.Justin Muturi

Lastly is the third in command who is the speaker of the national assembly Justin Muturi.He is a 2022 presidential hopeful who has been rumored to be forming a pact with One Kenya Alliance.Ifthis happens,he tends to be among the top contenders for Kalonzo's running mate having been the second top leader from Central region after President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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