ODM leader Raila Odinga ( Photo Courtesy)
With the help of President Uhuru Kenyatta and the influential Mount Kenya region businessmen, the former Prime Minister's march to the seat of power appears to be gaining ground each passing day. And before his likely challengers like Deputy President William Ruto realize, it would be too late.
For the man whose State House journey has always ended painfully at the ballot after every five years, the story is about to be turned to his favour.
Deputy President William Ruto ( Photo Courtesy)
With Deputy President William Ruto now pushed to the wall by Uhuru's close associates, it appears that no one will stop Raila in his fifth stab at the presidency.
And with the battle for the vote-rich region hitting top gear, the ODM chief can pull a fast one on Ruto by raiding his camp for a running mate. By doing this, the DP will find himself in an awkward political in his burning desire to succeed President Kenyatta.
ODM leader Raila Odinga with Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika in a past funeral service ( Photo Courtesy)
To further give him a major boost in his quest to conquer the Mount Kenya region while decimating Ruto's support, Raila should lure Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika to his camp.
A key figure in the Ruto political machinery, Kihika is one person Raila will never hesitate to bring to his camp should the circumstances dictate.
By picking her as his running mate, Raila will rest assured that he will win a sizeable support in the Rift Valley region, the DP's political backyard.
And being a woman, Kihika will bring on board the huge women voting bloc to Raila's camp.
Finally, her Mount Kenya roots will help Raila a great deal with the region most likely going to back "one of their own" for the second highest office on land!
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