Kenyans are ten or so months shy from queuing to elect their preferred leaders who will steer the country between 2022 and 2027. Of the six elective seats, presidential race is hyped to be one of a kind courtesy of political heavyweights who will lock horns to have their names mentioned alongside Kenyatta, Moi, Kibaki and Muigai's.
Of those who stand a chance of taking the power baton from Uhuru Kenyatta is the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Kenya's first deputy president William Ruto. Staking on their unparalleled political stature, it is impossible to tell who between the two will unseat Kenyatta II.
Jubilee Party (JP) vice-chair David Murathe has however prophesied and challenged Kenyans to brace themselves for Raila presidency in 2022. The outspoken JP leader has termed 2022 as a Mandela moment citing that the veteran has suffered for the country the same way South Africa's first president Nelson Mandela did and its time for him to be awarded with presidency.
As Murathe lives to see his prediction and hope coming to fruition, Raila has hinted doing the contrary should the political clouds signal the opposite. Speaking on Monday, the veteran discoursed that he will only throw his hat into 2022 presidential ring if his people registers for Identity Cards and as new voters, should they fail to, he will have no option but to let go.
Assuming his targeted audience fails to register for IDs and as voters, Baba will have no option but walk his talk by bolting out of 2022 statehouse race. Should that happen, Murathe's pro-Raila prophecy will certainly hit a dead end.
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