Raila is expected to indeed head there for his possible Deputy President as a way of capturing the vote and appeasing the powerful tycoons and politicians from the region backing his candidature.
On Sunday, he was told that the best person for the job will be former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth, with a section of area leaders working with him saying that there are many reasons behind the pick.
They said that it is through him as the Second In Command that the region can be assured that it's interests will be looked into, adding that it is also time for Murang'a County, where Kenneth hails from, to lead, after years of supporting Kiambu and Nyeri.
"We have a brand of Murang'a. We are supporting and we are behind Peter Kenneth so that in the next administration we can get a position," said Maragua MP Mary Wamaua in Kangema, Murang'a.
Kenneth, who was also present, accepted the endorsement, admitting that it is indeed time for his county to be in the front and show the country what it can offer in terms of leadership.
"Murang'a is an important equation, it is a cradle and a time has come when it has to be at the top of the chart," he said.
Their endorsement marries with what the Mt Kenya Foundation has reportedly been pushing for, with signals showing that it's powerful and rich members could have settled on Kenneth a long time ago.
According to the People Daily, the group, which is seen as fully in charge of Raila's bid, picked Kenneth as early as three months ago, even as dailies report that about five names have been forwarded to Raila.
They include Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui, Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi and Laikipia governor Nderitu Muriithi, all from Mt Kenya.
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