The political climate in Kenya is growing hotter and hotter as we move on to next year's general elections slated for August 9th 2022. The presidential race rivalry is becoming stiff and predicting who will become Kenya's next president is growing difficult to know day by day.
Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga has been on a charm offensive trail, conducting vigorous and emphatic campaigns in Mt Kenya region. For the last two days, the former Prime Minister has camped in Meru and Tharaka Nithi Counties as he popularised his presidential bid.
He was hosted by Political heavyweights from the region. Those who received him were Cabinet Secretaries, Governers, Members of Parliament representing Counties and Constituencies.
Currently the political leanings of the County governors suggest the 2022 presidential contest will be a two-horse race between ODM leader Raila Odinga and DP William Ruto.The governors will be of major influence on the presidential race since they have huge financial war chests that could help bigwigs.
Raila Odinga so far has enjoyed support of most of Mt Kenya Governors. Those supporting his bid of succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta whose term comes to an end in less than a year include:
1. Kiraitu Murungi - Meru County.
2. Ndiritu Mureithi - Laikipia County.
3. Governor Martin Wambora - Embu County.
4. Governor Lee Kinyanjui - Nakuru County.
5. Governor James Nyoro - Kiambu County.
6. Governor Francis Kimemia - Nyandarua County.
7. Governor Muthomi Njuki - Tharaka Nithi County.
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