With the 2022 general elections coming near, different politicians are now drumming support for their preferred presidential candidates. Even some cabinet secretaries have shown their political sides they support. Among politicians who have shown interest of succeeding president Kenyatta include William Ruto, Raila Odinga, and Musalia Mudavadi.
While the former two have been considered front runners in next year's presidential elections, the remaining 10 months are too much for politicians to be assumed. Consequently, Musalia Mudavadi this weekend led by ANC luminaries including Cleophas Malala began their rallies in the former Western Province with the intentions of popularising Musalia Mudavadi.
Calling out for the Western people to support their son for presidential bid, the ANC politicians pointed out that for a long time, the region has been ignored for rejecting one of their own to support Raila Odinga.
Speaking to the netizens seemingly on a rally, senator Cleophas Malala faulted a number of Cabinet Secretaries for getting into politics. Reacting to earlier move by Fred Matiang'i to draw his weight behind Raila Odinga, the senator reminded the Interior ministry CS that he was still a cabinet secretary. Malala warned the CS that if he wanted to get involved in politics, he should step aside from his position.
"Jana nmeshangaa. Nmeona Raila eti ameshikwa mkono na Matiang'i...eti Matiang'i anacampaignia Raila. Mimi ningetaka kumwambia Matiang'i kwamba wewe ni cabinet Secretary. Kama unataka kufanya siasa, step aside..." said part of Malala's statement.
In the 2017's president elections, Musalia Mudavadi along with other leaders rallied support behind Raila Odinga. Eventually, Uhuru Kenyatta won, but only after a repeat elections.
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