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How Kenya's Presidential Race Could Be Narrowed Down to One Horse Race

2022 presidential race is fast taking shape with several big political names taking stands and making their support public. A good number of state House enthusiasts have made clear their positions on the ballot papers and are not looking back at any cost. These include Deputy President William Ruto, Reverend Reuben Kigame and a couple of other public figures. However, it is politics and anything could happen within the remaining space of just 10 months. While the most anticipated Presidential race could be between the Deputy President and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga, this article attempts to explain how this race could be narrowed down to one horse race.

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The March 2018 handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga brought the two together while also marking the split of Jubilee and NASA. As days went by, NASA partners Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musayoka joined hands with KANU leader Gideon Moi to launch their OKA alliance while Isacc Rutto joined the DP. OKA outfit are yet to agree on their flag bearer. Currently there have been meetings between OKA leaders, the president and Raila Odinga who could join hands to back one candidate before the 2022 polls.

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That aside, there have also been talks and pressure from different religious and political outfits to try reunite the President with his deputy William Ruto. The reunion of these two could bring about another rift between different outfits while many Kenyans would lose confidence in President Uhuru Kenyatta's honesty and credibility. In case Uhuru and Ruto reunites with Uhuru still not willing to betray NASA leader Raila Odinga, he will be forced to find a way of reuniting bitter rivals, the DP William Ruto with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

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The reunion between the president, the deputy and the former prime minister would call for another talk with OKA leaders. A talk that could bring about an MOU to back one presidential candidate for 2022 race. Note, this could only happen if Uhuru reunites with Ruto while still unwilling to ruin his relationship with OKA leaders and ODM's Raila Odinga. All the big names could sign a Memorandum of understanding to back one candidate.

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