Two political leaders who have shown interest in contesting for the Presidential seat in Kenya ahead of the 2022 General Election are Deputy President William Ruto and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. However there are things that continue to be a challenge more so in places they consider as their strongholds.
Most of their top supporters seem to be contesting for the same seats which makes it hard for them to choose on who to support. In Nyanza Province which is considered as Raila Odinga's strong hold, former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, ODM Chairman John Mbadi and Gladys Wanga are interested in the Homabay governorship under the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket.
In Kisii County, he is in dilemma of choosing between Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati, Senator Sam Ongeri and Janet O'ngera who are also going for the Governatorial position. A similar Challenge will also be in Mombasa county where finding the sucessor of Governor Joho will not be easy.
For Deputy President William Ruto, picking candidates under his new party UDA ( United Democratic Alliance) will be hard in some areas. In Uashin Gishu county to start with, businessman David Lagat and Soy MP Caleb Kositiany are both battling to succeed Governor Jackson Mandago.
The same challenge is in Kericho county where Senator Aaron Cheruyot and Energy Carbinet Secretary Charles Keter are interested in being the county's governor.
Both leaders have made it clear that the party tickets will be awarded based on the democratic nominations where by everyone will be give a chance to contest.
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