The Gubernatorial post is the second highest and most valued elective post in the country after the Presidential post. Many politicians, businessman and other technocrats have shown their interests to vie for the top seat in the county in their respective counties.
As the clock ticks towards the August general elections, the political environment in the country is taking the new shape. There are some first time governors who have been making early preparations to recapture their seats in the coming general elections. They include; Hussein Dado of Tana River county, Peter Munya of Meru, David Nkedienye of Kajiado and Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka of Bungoma, Joshua Irungu, John Mruttu, Jack Ranguma, Moses Akaranga and others.
The are for some four first time governors who will pose a strong competition to the incumbent governors in their respective counties. They include Kenneth Lusaka of Bungoma county, Joshua Irungu of Laikipia county, Hussein Dado of Tana River county and Peter Munya of Meru county.
The Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has been making inroads in Bungoma county to rally support for his gubernatorial bid. Lusaka has capitalized on the fallout between the incumbent governor Wycliffe Wangamati and Senator Moses Wetang'ula. In many occasions, Lusaka has been walking around with Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang'ula who helped him to win the seat in 2013.
Agricultural Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has been making inroads in Meru county to find a way of recapturing the seat that he lost to Kiraitu Murungi in 2017. In addition to that, Munya has been using government resources to launch new Agricultural projects in the county to influence more people to vote for him.
Lastly, both Joshua Irungu and Hussein Dado have been working hard to recapture their seats in coming general elections. Joshua Irungu is a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto and he is likely going to vie in UDA party which has been gaining popularity in the country. On the other hand, former Tana River county Governor Hussein Dado has already started to make early preparations to recapture his seat that he lost to the incumbent governor Dhado Godhana.
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