The March 4th by elections held across the country delivered more than just legislators destined for County Assemblies and Parliament. For potential 2022 Presidential candidates, they were pointers to what the future may hold.
While the political crystal ball in Kenyan politics remains foggy, it is quite clear from the results posted on the March 4th by elections that it will not be smooth sailing for Deputy President William Ruto and Raila Odinga.
DP Ruto and Raila Odinga /Photo Courtesy
Since the untimely death of then Vice President Wamalwa Kijana in President Mwai Kibaki's first term, the Western Kenya voting bloc has never voted as one. This may now be coming to an end.
Musalia Mudavadi /Photo Courtesy
A unity pact between Musalia Mudavadi of ANC and Moses Wetangula of Ford Kenya has seen the two collaborate in their political undertakings in the region. The two parties will not be propping up candidates for the same political positions as evident in the Kabuchai and Matungu constituency posts.
Buoyed by their wins in these constituencies, the two political parties are now back to the drawing board as they seek to lock out Raila, Ruto and Jubilee Party out of Western Kenya."We are likely to have Musalia as our presidential candidate though these are ongoing talks," Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala told The Standard.
ODM however seem set for a face off with the party's secretary general Edwin Sifuna claiming that ODM is already 'inside' Western Kenya and cannot be locked out.
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