Eleven months to the general elections, out of the 47 Governors, 21are finding themselves between a rock and a hard place on how to remain Politically relevant after their term lapses in 2022.
In Riftvalley region six Governors, Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu), Josphat Nanok (Turkana) Patrick Khaemba (Trans Nzoia), Paul Chepkwony( Kericho) and Samuel Tonui( Narok) are also scheming on wayd to remain politically relevant after they call it quits at their county offices.
In Nyanza region Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga , Migori's Okoth Obado, Homabay's Cyprian Awiti and Kisii Governor James Ongwae will be packing their belongings from the counties highest office as well.
In Western region Vihiga's Ojamong and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya will also no longer viable for gubernatorial seats in their counties. Not forgetting Alfred Mutua and Kivutha Kibwana of Ukambani region. In Central region it is only Muranga's Mwangi Wa Iria who will be retiring from governorship.
The list is endless but worth noting is that a good number of these Governors have already declared interest in the presidency while others have remained mum with the reality of being send to oblivion hiting them hard.
Others on realising how crowded the race for the House on Hill is crowded and how minimal their chances are, they have chosen to swallow a humble pie and declared interest in parliamentary seats to keep their stakes high of remaining politically viable.
Others have shown interest in running for senatorial seats where they feel safe in enhancing their political agendas. Epitomising such governors is the Kericho county boss Prof Paul Chepkwony who has been hinting that he will be going for the Senate seat in the 2022 general elections.
According to the professor's handlers, the governor wishes to switch seats with incumbent senator Aaron Cheruyoit who has expressed interest in the gubernatorial seat. The governor is on record affirming they could easily have a gentleman's agreement and switch seats.
Narok Governor Alex Tunai has also hinted on going for the Senatorial seat currently held by Ledama ole Kina. According to his allies Tunai who went against the grain to defeat Patrick Ntutu despite coming from a minority clan. He will be banking on his track record as a two term Governor to help him get the Senatorial seat come 2022.
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